Bronze Loquat

Eriobotrya deflexa

Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat) - full view

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Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat) - flower

Foliage detail

Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat) - flower

Foliage detail

  • Size:

    Height: 15-30'; Spread: 20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate

  • Character:

    Evergreen; spreading form; dense canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Creamy white flowers in clusters 6" across bloom March - May; green, inedible fruit follows (not considered messy). Smooth, medium gray bark.

  • Flower:

    Creamy-white flowers in clusters 6" across, bloom March-May. 

  • Fruit:

    Yellow fruit, 1" across, occasionally forms in the fall.

  • Bark:

    Smooth, gray bark. 

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning will establish and maintain a central leader and train a good shape. Remove inner branches to open crown for light.

  • Tolerance:

    Sandy soils. Sun or shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Trees often lightly rooted at time of planting. Needs good drainage, extra water in sandy soils or windy conditions. 

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to China. Heavy textured tree with interesting foliage. Attracts birds.