Loquat 枇杷 びわ Eriobotrya Japonica (JAPAN)
$98.00 incl. GST
- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
- 45cm for Pot Size 17cm(Ø)
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- The variety of the FLOWER/FRUIT in the image is for illustration only and may be subject to change due to availability.
- TWO varieties of fruits are available but due to stock availability, selection of your preferred variety is not available.
- However, we will select the BEST POT for you!
- Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- The Loquat is a large evergreen shrub or tree, grown commercially for its orange fruit and for its leaves, which are used to make herbal tea.
- It is also cultivated as an ornamental plant and is in the family Rosaceae and is native to the cooler hill regions of south-central China.
- Loquat fruit is especially high in vitamin A and beta carotene, an antioxidant.
- These nutrients lower the risk of colorectal, lung, and other cancers.
- The loquat leaf, seed, and fruit have been shown to reduce inflammation, the body's over-reactive response to an irritant like germs or allergens.
- It prefers growing in soil that has a loamy texture and drains well.
- The tree is not sensitive to differences in pH levels and grows well in acidic or alkaline soil.
- If you're growing the loquat near the coastline, then make sure your soil has no salination.
- Loquat trees need a 6-6-6 fertilizer throughout their lifespan.
- For the first year, they need one-fourth of a pound of it applied every two months.
- In general, loquat trees should be planted in full sun for best growth and fruit production.
- Newly planted loquat trees should be watered at planting and every other day for the first week or so and then 1 to 2 times a week for the first couple of months.
- For the first 3 years, water once a week during prolonged dry periods (e.g., 5 or more days of little to no rainfall).