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Loquat 'Japanese Plum'

Eriobotrya japonica


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Loquat 'Japanese Plum' Planting Mix

Helps your Loquat 'Japanese Plum' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.


Full Sun


10-12 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

Winter-early spring

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

1-2 years

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Botanical Name:

Eriobotrya japonica

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Turn Your Garden into a Tropical Paradise

Transforming your garden or backyard into a tropical retreat has never been easier thanks to the Loquat. Plant them by themselves or intermingle this Asian beauty with a few palm trees and you can create a tropical paradise right at home.

Perfect Size for a Multitude of Planting Possibilities

Loquats will grow to about 10 feet high, making them a good size for a diversity of planting options. The shiny, thick leaves with saw tooth edges and delicate white flowers combine for a tropical look and fresh scent that will help you escape from the day's stress.

Delicious Fruit with a Flavor all its own

The visual appeal and subtle fragrance aren't the only tropical features of the Loquat. Its juicy orange flesh has a delicious tropical flavor-like a sweet, tangy plum and a kumquat all in one.

Loquat Means Low Maintenance

Capable of tolerating winds, drought and a wide spectrum of soil types, Loquats thrive in full sun and do well in partial shade. Well draining soil and plenty of water are about all your Loquat will require.  Be aware that if you are in growing zone 7, the fruit will drop off the tree once the temperature dips to 25F. You can easily prevent this keeping your Loquat in a container and moving it inside before temperatures dip below freezing. This will ensure you get a healthy harvest of delicious Loquats.

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Customer Reviews

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Fruit Growing in 4 Months!
I live in central FL. Great plant! I bought in October 2014. It shipped fast and came in good healthy condition. I planted it in a nice big sunny area with good soil and mulch on top, and ran some drip irrigation around it. I bought the little fertilizer tablets, but haven't even needed to use them. It's very healthy looking and just started growing little clusters of loquats around January. They are still green right now, so haven't tried eating any yet. I am very happy with this purchase. I was expecting AT LEAST a year or two before we saw any fruit. Will definitely buy more plants from here in the future. Thanks! -Matt
February 17, 2015
over 3 years ago
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I just received the Japanese Plum (Loquat) tree in the mail and I am so happy. The tree is vibrant and the appearance exceeds my expectations. The shipping container (tall cardboard box) was excellent and protected the tree during shipment. Cannot wait to plant. Thank you!
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Loquat tree
I purchased Loquart tree which is tropical fruit so I was not sure it grows in my area which is Zone 7, but it is growing, so much so I got another one. They haven't produce fruit yet but I am guarding them by placing net cover and despite windy area they are giving flowers now I had seen mature tree in the past but never with flowers. Hopeful I get some fruit; even without they are evergreen and give nice trees. Also Fast-Growing sent they very promptly and help me to prepare to plant them. It was very helpful and reliable. They said they would mail in next day and that was what happened.
October 20, 2014
over 3 years ago
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Question- Can someone answer
I emailed and called the customer service. I asked to know what type of loquat tree they sell. They have one picture of the White Loquat and another one of the Gold Nugget under the same order. There is no drop down window to give one the option to choose. I got a call back saying that they would check and after that, no one called. I do want to purchase, but growing up with Loquat trees, I really want to make sure that I get the Gold Nugget one. ANYONE can Help please? I Love the reviews and am hopping to get my question answered, so that I can get my own tree. Thanks, Tatjana ( 202- 468-1439. Hoping to be a customer soon)
October 27, 2014
Silver Spring, MD
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Beautiful tree. Very happy!
The packing of the tree was perfect and the tree was large, beautiful and healthy.
September 3, 2014
over 3 years ago
Better than expected
I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity and size of the tree when it arrived. It was packed well and arrived in great shape.
I have had the tree for several month. I overwatered it before leaving for a trip and the leaves were yellow on the bottom row but the tree bounced back. It is lush, green and growing. Perfect tropical tree for my Florida lanai. Excellent quality..
September 20, 2014
over 3 years ago
For many years I have tried to find a tree called "BIWA" in Japan with fruits similar to the loquat I bought from your company. This one is close and is very beautiful and growing well in our conditions in southern Oklahoma. I can hardy wait for the beautiful blooms and the delicious fruit. I was very pleased and surprised that it was delivered so fast. Thank you so much.
October 6, 2015
over 2 years ago
bloomed in 1st year,
l purchased 2 loquat trees in late may 2015 both trees has beginning to bloom in late September. l purchased these trees for my honeybees for late autumn forage, they loves loquat flowers, and l will enjoy my fruits in summer. Thank you very much.
October 10, 2015
over 2 years ago
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I purchased this tree and a blackberry bush. They both arrived in excellent condition. The tree was large beautiful, beyond my expectations! I have just placed another order for three more trees and I am confident they will be the best ever! Great site with great produce/trees! You can tell they know trees and are excel with help to the customer. I also had a question and they answered it almost immediately! What more could you ask for? Great trees, great service. Love this site and will continue to add to my orchard from their stock
January 1, 2013
Johns Islane
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My tree appears to have adjusted well. I hope it does well this winter. I can't wait to see what it will look like next year.
October 9, 2015
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Loquat 'Japanese Plum'

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Loquat 'Japanese Plum'.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Loquat 'Japanese Plum' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Loquat 'Japanese Plum' again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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beautiful plants!
allen e on Apr 3, 2017
tastes great
Jesse N on Mar 30, 2016
beautiful plants!
allen e on Apr 3, 2017
tree i loved as a kid and edible fruit
roy c on Feb 4, 2017
tastes great
Jesse N on Mar 30, 2016
first this one never made it so i lost my money on it
ayman altamimi a on Mar 16, 2016
Hardy, edible
Jack G on Mar 15, 2016
Looking forward to being a great shade tree.
Maria G M on Mar 6, 2016
My daughter loves the fruit this tree bares!
Jennifer G on Mar 6, 2016
hoping for tropical trees to produce sweat fruit
dana a on Feb 25, 2016
karmjit b on Feb 19, 2016
Had one of these growing up and my daughter requested that I plant one.
Thomasina C on Feb 3, 2016
Childhood favorite. We had 4 in Tucson, AZ. Other family members now have these trees AT THEIR CENTRAL Valley, CA homes. Drought tolerant. Love the fruit!
Paige E M on Jan 14, 2016
i grew up with plenty around our house. I love the fruit.
josephine d on Dec 3, 2015
tree i loved as a kid and edible fruit
roy c on Feb 4, 2017
first this one never made it so i lost my money on it
ayman altamimi a on Mar 16, 2016
Is the Loquat purchased from FGT considered Citrus, is it self pollinating, and what is the best fertilizer for them? Also can they be pinched back at top to keep the height down as I am container growing this plant.
falvino on May 5, 2015
What variety loquat is this?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are many variety of loquat tree, but only some of the nursery will tell you what they are. There is a difference on fruit flavor and time of fruit bearing. As far that I know the Golden Nugget and the Bradenton are the sweet one whit larger fruits
Can loquat be grown in Baltimore, Maryland ?
David K on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is gold nugget loquat ?
Qiwei Y on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Loquat is the Champagne variety.
Loquat tree-Will this tree produce edible fruit and, if so, how long until it begins producing?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fruit is delicious but I am not sure how long before it produces fruit. The one we had when I was growing up was already many years old and always produced a tree full of fruit. It is still producing and is about 80 years old or more.
Do we need two trees for polination?
Dominique b on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No the bees do the pollination
What type of fertilizer to use?
Lonnie F on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Look for organic fertilizers formulated perfectly for citrus trees, such as Citrus-tone from Espoma and Dr. Earth Organic 9 Fruit Tree Fertilizer. If you cannot find either of those, you can use palm fertilizer, as they have almost identical requirements.
How big are the fruits?
Yang W on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We carry the Champagne variety and it is a M-L size and approximately 14-24 grams.
SANDRA T on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are self-pollinating. You could use a 6-6-6 NPK three times a year during or a lawn fertilizer that does not contain a weed killer.
can the seeds from the loquat fruit be planted?
john b on Mar 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can be grown from seed, but they will take years longer to produce and the fruit is not always tasty. The benefits to grafting a tree are that it will produce sooner, it will have a true taste and they are more disease and pest resistant.
I like to plant a Loquat tree, but I live in NJ which is zone 6, any suggestion? Thanks, Christine
christine on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest placing it in a pot. Put it outside in the warmer days, and bring it inside when temperatures start to dip below 50 degrees.
Can we grow Loquat trees in Sun City, CA?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
I don't see why not. You need to look at the zones that Fast Trees say it can grow in.
Are these trees grown from seed, or from grafting?
Lakota on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of our fruit trees are grafted.
should the spent blooms be pruned off the loquat tree??
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I can't help. I just planted mine a few months ago and they haven't bloomed yet. I think that even if they should be pruned off, after a few years they'll be so high in the tree that I'll just let them auto prune.
Good luck
Hello,I live in Woodland of CA. How this plant will be delivered? In pot or bared?
Zhong on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They will be delivered in a pot.
Has anyone tried planting this in the ground in zone 7? I am debating potting it or planting it on the ground but we do get frost (not all the time) but for a couple of winters now.
Gilly on Aug 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Loquat Trees grow fine planted in the ground in zone 7. Spread hay, pine straw or mulch around the base of your tree to keep the roots warm, and cover it with a towel or sheet at night to protect it from frost.
Can we grow Loquat tree in Dallas Tx ? Is it ok to plant in August ..
Surinder M on Aug 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Loquat Tree will grow very well in Dallas Texas. It's best to plant the Loquat Tree in the early Spring or early Fall, however if you aren't experiencing scorching hot temperatures in the 90's or above you can go ahead and plant this tree now.
does the tree loose its leaves in autumn? I live in Zone 8.
Shaz S on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My tree lost leaves on arrival. Didn't make it to autum. Sorry
Why is the bark peeling on the trunk?
Dennis F on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This happens when the tree is growing some trees like these the bark cracks or peels as the tree trunk gets larger ..
What do the blossoms look like?
Carol E on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Loquat "Japanese Plum" blossoms are small tan balls which produce a small white flower at the tip. After the flower is spent, the remaining small bulbs become the fruit. I got two from this company in April 2015. They were about four feet tall, and now they are towering over the roof of my shed. Since my soil was sandy, I invested in several bags of fruit tree soil, along with some cow manure and peat moss for moisture retention. They are both loaded with fruit right now (in Florida). I sent pictures to the website hoping they will share them with you.
I just transplanted a Loquat tree, should I water it every day and for how long ? We live in se north Carolina.
tom m on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Lexington South Carolina I bought mine last year and I watered every other day all year , I'm not watering at much right now because it's cooler but it seems to be doing fine
How does this do in. Container ?
Michele G on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had mine in a container for a year to let it grow some more. It seemed to grow fine, just in a container you need to water it a bit more as it drives out more easily. It is now planted in the ground and doing fine.
My loquat has white fuzz on it.Do you know what it is?
sharon T on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Both the leaf and fruit will be fuzzy. When the fruit is young (green) and when the leaves are new (pale green), they will have more fuzz that thins out as the fruit ripens and the leaves mature. The fuzz on ripe fruit and mature leaves can be easily rubbed off from handling or rubbing between your fingers. This is quite normal and a healthy loquat. This fuzz is not usually a solid white. Solid white comes from these white moth-like bugs that lay eggs on the leaves, sometimes eating at new leaves.
is loquat tree self pollunating or need more than one plant?
satya g on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: While some loquat tree varieties are self-fertile, many are not. A self-fertile tree has both male and female flowers and will produce fruit on its own. A tree that is not self-fertile will only produce when planted near enough another loquat tree for cross-pollination to occur. A tree that is only partially self-fertile will produce without being paired with another tree, but fruit production will be reduced. Bees are the primary pollinators of loquat trees, so if there are no bees, you should expect a small crop.
Do I need to buy the patio planting kit if I have to plant the tree in my backyard ?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe I did and mine is doing fine,just be careful and do not plant it too deep. Other than this if you see the leaves drooping add water and feed.
Are loquats salt tolerant ?
David D on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Loquat's are moderately salt tolerant.
When is the best time of year to transplant?
Carl H on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall would be a great time.
Do you have the champane loquat trees?
ramos on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes we have the Champagne Loquat tree.
Will the loquat tree thrive in New York weather? I sed to have them when I lived in West Australia many years ago.Thanks
Makka on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-10. Click the link below to look up what growing zone your in.
What month is for planting ...in Dallas TX ?
Surinder M on Aug 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's best to plant in the early Spring or early Fall. However once your temperatures cool off, and aren't in the 90's or above it will be fine to go ahead and plant your Loquat Tree.

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