Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Winter-early spring
- Botanical Name:
- Eriobotrya japonica
- Does Not Ship To:
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Turn Your Garden into a Tropical Paradise
Why Loquat Trees?
Transforming your garden or backyard into a tropical retreat has never been easier thanks to the Loquat. Plant them by themselves or intermingle with a few palm trees, and you can create a tropical paradise right at home.
Plus, Loquats will grow to a manageable mature height with pruning, making them a good size for a diversity of planting options. The shiny, thick leaves with sawtooth edges and delicate white flowers combine for an island-inspired look and fresh scent. But the best part is the fruit: Its juicy orange flesh has a delicious tropical flavor-like a sweet, tangy plum and a kumquat all in one.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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. However, the top perk is your Loquat's strong beginning.
Because we've planted, grown and nurtured your Loquat before shipping, you get a healthy root system and long-lived results in your own landscape.
Reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery with home-grown exotic fruit and ease - get your own Loquat Tree today!
Loquat 'Japanese Plum' Tree Pollination
Loquat 'Japanese Plum' Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Loquat 'Japanese Plum' Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Fruit on the way
This is my second time purchasing from Fast Growing Trees. I purchased a 4 to 5 foot Loquat about a year ago in January of 2019. Now it is January 2020 . Here are the Pros and Cons: Pros: Arrived promptly, well packaged, healthy, and in pristine condition. The height was towards the top of the promised range. It took off like a rocket and set fruit the first year. Right now (January) the fruit is still tiny. Hopefully the fruit will stay on the tree until it is ripe. Cons: If I am going to pay $99 for a three gallon tree, I would expect it to be professionally pruned and well branched. What I got was a single straight central stem with three tiny little side branches the lowest of which was a little over 3 feet above ground level. I didn't do myself any favors by being too timid about pruning it. I pinched of the terminal bud and it branched. But, in retrospect, I probably should have just cut the whole thing off knee high and let it start branching from there. (again, I think that for $99, that should have been done at the nursery) Overall, I would highly recommend Fast Growing Trees to anyone who can't find the plant they want at a local nursery. However, If you can find what you want locally, you will probably save yourself some money by buying it locally.
Thank you for the review! We're sorry to hear that your tree wasn't completely satisfactory when you received it! Young trees will have the tendency to grow straight up towards the sun first and then fill in once it has been properly planted and has space to flourish. Anytime you have concerns when receiving a plant from us, please let us know right away and one of our customer care reps is happy to help. Your tree has filled in beautifully and is doing great!
the tree was in good shape and was well packed..it was on time...
My overall experience was good
Love this tree, I really hope it makes it in Northern California
Doing Great !
I potted my loquat tree and it is doing great. It was delivered in excellent condition. I will be ordering more trees from Fast Growing Trees next spring.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: First, select a spot where the tree will be in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and has plenty of open space. Allow at least 25 feet from structures, sidewalks, and driveways unless you plan to control the size of the tree by pruning regularly. And it's always good to be sure your area has well-draining soil.
When you're ready to plant, make the hole three times wider than the root ball and three times as deep. Place the tree in the hole, and hold it straight as you backfill with the native soil that was removed. Finally, water to settle the roots and spread a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch around the area.
If you're planting in a container, simply select a pot that's about twice as large as your plant's shipped container, use well-balanced potting soil, place your tree, backfill, and water. Then, place your Loquat in front of a sunny window indoors or in a sun-soaked spot on your porch.
2. Watering: Your new Loquat will benefit from a watering every other day for the first week and then 1 to 2 times a week for the first two months. Make sure to water once a week and more during extended periods of drought. During the rainy season, you should not have the need to water the tree at all.
For indoor Loquats, simply check the soil with your index finger. If the soil is dry about 3 inches down, water your Loquat Tree
3. Fertilizing: Your Loquat will require a feeding three times yearly with lawn fertilizer. Use one cup of the fertilizer divided into three applications over the growing season. For the second and third years, increase the amount to 2 cups, spread the fertilizer on the ground and then water.
If you’d rather use an organic method of feeding the tree, then use 2 to 3 pounds of aged manure, 2 tablespoons of greensand (a green-ish type of sandstone) and a tablespoon of rock phosphate.
4. Pruning: During its first couple of years, the Loquat will benefit from a bi-monthly trimming of the branch tips. Keeping them shorter than 3 feet forces the loquat to sprout more branches, which in turn makes more growth surfaces for the fruit. And remove dead twigs, branches, and leaves as early as possible.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|