Eriobotrya deflexa

Bronze Loquat
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 15-20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Desert Conditions, Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8-11

Eriobotrya deflexa is often called Bronze Loquat. It has shiny bronzy green new foliage with reddish highlights which makes it quite attractive as an ornamental tree. It produces deep-pink showy flowers in the spring and looks best with regular pruning to maintain its shape. It requires regular deep watering to promote healthy growth. It may require regular top-trimming to maintain its height below 25 ft. Eriobotrya deflexa is not a drought tolerant tree.

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