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Eriobotrya japonica Tree | Loquat - Clear Stem - Half Standard - Height 160-180cm - 15-18lt

Eriobotrya japonica Tree | Loquat - Clear Stem - Half Standard - Height 160-180cm - 15-18lt

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Eriobotrya japonica, also known as the loquat tree or bush, is a small evergreen tree that is native to southeastern China. It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes due to its attractive foliage and bushy, fruiting habit.

The loquat tree grows to a height of 10 to 20 feet and has a spread of 10 to 15 feet. The leaves are large, glossy, and dark green, with a distinctive shape that is reminiscent of holly leaves. The tree produces fragrant, white or yellow flowers in late autumn or early winter, which are followed by small, yellow or orange, pear-shaped fruits in the spring.

The loquat fruit is sweet and tangy, with a flavor that is similar to a mix of peach, citrus, and mango. It is high in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, and is commonly used in desserts, jams, and juices. The tree is also highly valued for its ornamental qualities, as its attractive foliage and fruit make it a popular choice for landscaping.

The loquat tree is easy to grow and requires little maintenance. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively cold-hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The tree can be pruned to maintain a compact shape, and is also adaptable to growing in containers.

Overall, Eriobotrya japonica is a versatile and attractive plant that is prized for both its ornamental and edible qualities. Its bushy, fruiting habit makes it a great addition to any garden or landscape.

  • Common Name

    Medlar

  • Family

    Rosaceae

  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size

    50

  • Height (cm)

    160-180cm

  • Native To

    hybrid

  • Flower

    fragrant, pale pink flowers

  • Foliage

    long, narrow, exotic-looking, leathery, glossy green leaves, bronze when they emerge

  • Maturation period

    20-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

8-10m

Mature Width

3-5m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

Well drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

all year

Fruit

autumn

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    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

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    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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