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Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat, Japanese Plum)

Loquat, Japanese Plum

Eriobotrya japonica

Native to China and Japan, the Japanese Plum loquat is an excellent medium sized tree that tolerates alkaline soils and drought, making it ideal for the Texas landscape. It makes an ideal specimen, accent, or privacy screen when several are grown in a row.

Large thick leaves are up to twelve inches in length, dark green on top and light green on the bottom; new leaves are rust-colored and slightly pubescent. Fragrant clusters of yellow-white flowers appear in the early winter, which attract bees and butterflies easily. If grown in areas devoid of freezing temperatures, fruits develop and ripen in the spring.  When ripe, they attract birds and wasp, so avoid planning right next to areas people sit or walk. 

Shade Tree
Specimen Tree
Screen

Flower Color:

Yellow-White

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Height

20-25 Feet

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Spread

15-20 Feet

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
LOQ-JAP-05 LOQUAT, JAPONICA PLUM
LOQ-JAP-15 LOQUAT, JAPONICA PLUM
LOQ-JAP-30 LOQUAT, JAPONICA PLUM View Current Crop Photo
LOQ-JAP-45 LOQUAT, JAPONICA PLUM

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium
Toxic to Pets
Seeds