Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero

Eriobotrya japonica

Rosaceae

Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero
Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero
Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero
Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero
Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero
Loquat, Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Nispero

Large clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers are born in winter which are followed by delicious 1" apricot-like fruit. Large dark green tropical foliage adorns the limbs of this large evergreen shrub to small tree with a dense rounded habit. Few if any pest or disease problems.

Loquats do best with a well-drained soil but are quite tolerant of most soil types and are quite adaptable to urban landscapes. The Japanese Plum is moderately drought tolerant once established. Can be grown as an elegant evergreen espalier and in containers where not hardy.


Grows To: 15-25'H x 15-25'W, grows largest in shadier locations

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: S China

This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Seeds - Major Toxicity if Ingested

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

Price: $ 9.99
Catalog ID# 11338
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