How to grow Loquat

Loquat grow and care – tree of the genus Eriobotrya also known as Japanese plum or Japanese medlar, Loquat perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color is dark green in ovate shape, the size of the leaf can be 6-20 cm

Flower color white small grow in inflorescence, attract pollinators and give them food in low amount of flowers season

Loquat fruits

Fruit color is orange to yellow in egg shape the size can be from 3-8 cm inside the fruit there is 2-5 brown seeds

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How to grow Loquat growing and care:

Well drained soils

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, but can be also without

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attract a lot of bats (not recommend to plant next to the house)

Planting season:
In cold climate spring / in warmer spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring-summer after the fruits and in warmer climate and winter

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / winter ( and spring in colder area)

General information about the flower
White small flower grow in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring to summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
bats, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Loquat fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
If you have bats need to put net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Scientific name:

Eriobotrya japonica

How to grow Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat fruits

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Growing Loquat tree

Loquat tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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