Loquat Tree (Eriobotrya japonica)


Loquat Tree

Eriobotrya japonica

  • Other common names include Japanese Plum, Japanese Medlar, Chinese Plum
  • Perfect for any size yard
  • Fast growing evergreen
  • Produces delicious fruit with a tropical flavor
  • Low-maintenance

The Loquat tree is the perfect size tree that can transform your yard into a tropical retreat complete with delicious tropical-like fruit! Native to China and Japan, Eriobotrya japonica (botanical name), does more than bear tasty fruit, they are also valued for their compact size, attractive foliage, and fragrant flowers! We like to plant them with palm trees, and doing this can bring a tropical look to any yard! Also, their shiny, thick leaves and rounded, dark green canopy make them ideal for use as one of the most beautiful privacy hedges you can find! Use them as a shade tree for the patio and deck or as a street tree that adds plenty of curbside appeal.

Grow Japanese plum loquat in your yard and enjoy a healthy harvest of fruit that many say tastes like a mix of peach, citrus, and mango! Loquat benefits your health too, as they are high in vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and manganese! Save yourself a trip to the supermarket and feel good about eating a fruit straight from the Loquat tree!

Growing the Loquat tree in full sun provides the best fruit and form. They can also tolerate partial shade, and this fast-growing evergreen requires low to moderate water once established. These are low-maintenance trees too, so there is no green thumb needed!

Big Tex Tree Nurseries has Loquat trees for sale, grown and nurtured in our local climate and ready to thrive in your landscape. We have these trees available at fruit producing age, so visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston and enjoy a bounty of fruit to share with friends and family!