Eriobotrya japonica

Botanical Name: Eriobotrya japonica

Phonetic: Eh-rio-Bot-ree-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh

Common Name(s): Loquat

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Himalayas, east Asia, China, Japan
Plant Type: Shrub/tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, coarsely serrated margins
Leaf Color: Dark green leaves with deep veins  glossy on top and fuzzy beneath
Fall Color:
Texture: Coarse
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Winter
Flower Color(s): Creamy white (insignificant)

Exposure: Full sun
Climate Zone(s): 7-9, 14-24
USDA: 8-11
Growth Rate: Moderate               
Height: 25-30 Feet
Spread: 15-20 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Fireblight, root rot
Soil: Needs regular water, well-drained

Features: Attractive foliage, fruit attract birds, attractive yellow-orange fruit, low maintenance, fragrant, edible fruit, compact size
Uses: Background tree, shade tree, fruit production, edible gardens

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