||High (10-12 hours)
||Medium (2-3x week)
||15" x 20"
This beautiful little evergreen tree has everything going for it: beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers, delicious fruit, and it is easy to grow! The loquat grows 15-20' tall and has an extremely elegant, pyramidal crown, with upward pointing branches. The large leaves are a deeply textured dark green on top, light green and slightly fuzzy beneath. New foliage on some specimens is an attractive rusty red. Deliciously scented white flowers, resembling cherry or plum blossoms, grow in terminal clusters in late fall. They are followed by small, edible yellow fruits in spring. The succulent, tangy flesh is white, yellow or orange. The fruits are the sweetest when soft and orange; the flavor has been described as a mix of peach, citrus, mango, passion fruit, and guava.
Plant loquat in full sun for best growth and fruiting. The tree can also be grown in shady areas, but flowering will be reduced. Loquat needs good drainage and will tolerate alkaline soil. Water regularly when young; established trees are drought tolerant but appreciate irrigation during prolonged dry spells. A thick organic mulch will make the tree extremely happy. Because of its small size and many ornamental qualities, loquat can be used as a specimen tree, in groups of 3-5, in symmetrical pairs bracketing an entrance or courtyard, or at the corner of a house to soften horizontal lines.
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