Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat - Eriobotrya japonica

Common Name: Loquat
Genus: Eriobotrya
Species: japonica

The Greek translation of the word Eriobotrya refers to the shape of the flower clusters and their downy coating.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This plant can be classified as a tree or shrub, depending on it’s natural shape and any training in the early years. It is grown commercially in some parts of the world for it’s edible, round, yellow fruits. Eriobotrya japonica has long, tapered, leathery, crinkled leaves. The fruits are preceded by fragrant, white flowers in autumn and winter.