Loquat Tree

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About Loquat Trees

A unique, disease-resistant fruit tree that fruits in spring! Loquat trees, or sometimes referred to as Japanese plums, are a type of fruit tree that is native to southeastern China. They are members of the Rosaceae family, which also includes other fruit-bearing plants such as apples, pears, and cherries. These trees are known for their oval-shaped, yellow or orange fruit, which has a sweet, tangy flavor and a soft, juicy texture. Loquat fruits are very similar to apples in that they are high in sugar, acid, and pectin.

Loquat trees are medium-sized trees that can reach a height of up to 30 feet and a spread of up to 20 feet. They have a rounded, open growth habit and are characterized by their glossy, dark green leaves and white, fragrant flowers. The trees produce their fruit in the spring and early summer, adding diversity to your early-season harvest.

The fruit is ready to harvest when it turns yellow or orange. Loquat fruits should be allowed to fully ripen before picking. Loquat varieties do not ripen well off the tree and are usually quite tart when picked early. Ripe loquats have sweet or slightly acidic flavor, the juicy flesh may be white, yellow, or orange with a yellow or orange-blushed peel. Loquats are tasty when peeled and eaten fresh, or you can freeze the whole fruit for later use. They make excellent jellies, jams, preserves, cobblers, or pies.

In addition to their tasty fruit, loquat trees are also valued for their attractive appearance and their ability to attract wildlife. The trees' fragrant flowers and fruit make them a popular choice for home gardens and orchards, and they are often used as ornamental plants in public spaces such as parks and gardens.

How to Grow a Loquat Tree

Easy to grow and very disease resistant, Loquat trees are also adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. These hardy plants can tolerate both hot and cold temperatures. They prefer well-draining soil and full sun but can also grow in partial shade. Loquat trees are drought-tolerant and can withstand dry conditions, although they do require regular watering during the hot summer months.

Overall, loquat trees are a valuable addition to any garden or landscape. They are easy to grow and care for, and their tasty fruit and attractive appearance make them a popular choice among gardeners and fruit lovers alike.

Eriobotrya japonica

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Subacid, Sweet
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 7A - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 20 - 30' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 20 - 30' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7A - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a pollinator within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow loquat trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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