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Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat Tree Flowers

Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat Tree Flowers (Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat Tree)

This tree had many flowers and 2 stages of fruit at Quail Botanical Gardens. These trees are extremely common in California many times naturalizing. They probably grow wild in England is a very hardy tree.
Photo taken Jan. 5, 2010.

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Er..they don't grow wild in England! They are normally only recommended for a sheltered position. I have one that is now 8 feet tall and have only ever had flowers on it once. British summers are not long and hot enough to encourage Loquats to flower. However, it's good to see what they could be like!

7 Jan, 2010



Thanks for the information! I though I had read somehwere that Loquat trees were very common in England. Has your tree ever fruited?

Do they grow quickly or slowly in England? Here they can grow to 8 feet in about a year and a they grow very quickly for the first 4 years before they start slowing down.

7 Jan, 2010


Very pretty.....

7 Jan, 2010


Milky, thanks! : > )

8 Jan, 2010


I have seen them growing in sheltered gardens in London and in the Southwest of the UK, but have never seen any with fruit. They will not like this winter.

10 Jan, 2010


I guess Loquat trees are not as hardy as I originally thought. I'v read they usually bloom in late fall or winter in California...and bear fruit in April or May...however, I've seen trees throughout Coastal California in many stages of fruit throughout the year...almost ever-bearing.

11 Jan, 2010

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