Evergreen – Sun / Part Shade
Height 10’-15’ Spread 10’-15’ Spacing 8’-12’
HABIT: Large shrub or small tree. Large, leathery, grey-green leaves. Fragrant off-white flowers in fall and edible fruit in the spring. Native to China and Japan.
CULTURE: Any soil with moderate water and fertilizer. Does best in well prepared beds in areas protected from winter winds.
USES: Screen, specimen or background plant. Lower foliage can be trimmed off to form small ornamental tree.
PROBLEMS: Fireblight (spray with streptomycin in fall when plant is in bloom). Freeze damage in northern part of the state.
NOTES: Many loquats died in the 1983 freeze