Eriobotrya japonica 'Herds Mammoth' (Loquat)

  • Eriobotrya japonica 'Herds Mammoth' (Loquat)
  • Eriobotrya japonica 'Herds Mammoth' (Loquat)
Availability Pot Size
Still Growing
40CM
FULLSUN,EVERGREEN,FEATURE,FROSTTOLERANT,DRY

Eriobotrya japonica, commonly known as the Loquat. An evergreen tree grown for its tropical sweet fruit in warmer climates, it produces distinctive large corrugated foliage with a unique velvety texture underneath. Heavily scented flowers bloom in late autumn and ripen to create the small golden fruit early summer.

Cultural

Loquats are easy to grow and are often used as an ornamental. They thrive in most soil types as long as they have good drainage and once established are frost tolerant and require little water. Fertilizie once a year in midwinter.

Landscape Uses

Their decorative corrugated foliage works well in a tropical style garden and can add dramatic contrast to other plantings. Mature loquat trees will produce an abundance of sweet fruit which make them perfect for the Aussie Mediterranean style garden.

Dimensions

Can be kept to 3.0m high though can grow up to 4.0-10.0m high