Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
The wonderful, mysteriously exotic loquat would be the talking point of any garden. This impressive tree looks like it’s come straight out of the Jurassic era with giant leathery evergreen leaves reaching almost 1m in length as it matures.
To fruit successfully, loquat should be a planted in a very sheltered position away from late winter/early spring frost.
Overall, a superb architectural tree that although not suitable for northern UK, is well worth the TLC required.
Best in moist well-drained soil in a sheltered position avoid exposed sites.
Buying Fruit Trees/Bushes from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.
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