Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat, Japanese plum
Ten species of Eriobotrya
are native to Asia. They are evergreen shrubs
and trees. Loquat is native to China
but was introduced to Japan
long ago. It is a tree to about twenty-five feet with six to twelve inch long
leaves. Small white flowers with a spicy fragrance appear from fall to late
winter. They are followed by sweet, acidic edible fruit.
See this plants at University Center.
Medium-sized tree to twenty-five feet or more.
Light: full sun
Water: well-drained soil, drought tolerant when established
Soil: average garden soil
This is an easy plant for north Florida gardeners. Grow it in a sunny site
with well-drained soil. In Florida,
this is a great dooryard fruit tree but the fruit has little commercial use.