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Japanese Loquat Standard

 

Eriobotrya japonica is mostly planted for its ornamental value as a shrub, tree, espalier or container plant. Leathery leaves are dark glossy green with a rust-colored woolly underside. Small white fragrant flowers appear in fall and are followed by edible pear-shaped orange-yellow fruits ripening in winter or spring.

Eriobotrya japonica Standard

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Fruit length : 1-2<>

Fruit season : Winter-Spring

Fruit color : Yellow-orange

Fruit shape : Pear-shaped

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Leathery, crisp

Leaf length : 6-12"

Leaf width : 2-4"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Deep green above; woolly beneath

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 15-30 ft.

Average size maturity height : 15-30 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 6-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes