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Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat)

Bronze Loquat


Eriobotrya deflexa (Bronze Loquat) is an evergreen small tree of rounded, spreading habit with handsome, oblong, shiny dark green leaves, up to 12 in. long (30 cm). The new foliage emerges bright copper and holds that color for a long time before turning dark green. Garlands of small white, fragrant flowers are produced in spring. Shining against the foliage, they are followed by small, inedible fruits. They attract birds, squirrels and other mammals. Thanks to its neat and compact habit, Bronze Loquat can be used as a specimen, grown in patio containers, or espaliered. It can easily be trained as a standard or used as a screen due to its dense canopy.

  • Grows up to 15-25 ft. tall and wide (450-750 cm). Adds 36 in. per year (90 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, well-drained soils. Provides best fruit and shape when grown in full sun.
  • Perfect as a specimen or accent plant, screen, espalier.
  • Looks best with regular pruning to maintain its shape.
  • Generally pest free. Keep an eye out for fire blight.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Taiwan and Southern Vietnam.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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