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Eriobotrya deflexa ~ Bronze Loquat

Eriobotrya deflexa goes by the common name Bronze Loquat. The Bronze Loquat is a medium sized ornamental tree, growing to 10-35 feet. Eriobotrya deflexa grows well in full sun to partial shade. The white flowers in spring contrast nicely with the bronze leaves of the new foliage. Eriobotrya deflexa is evergreen with large leaves. The Bronze Loquat grows in any soil that is not particularly soggy. The fruit of Eriobotrya deflexa are edible but this is not the Loquat variety to grow if you want top quality fruit, if that is your goal look for The Japanese Loquat Eriobotrya japonica. In gardens that have lost their way, their irrigation or any attention from their gardener Eriobotrya deflexa is often a plant determined to continue to make a go of it.

Eriobotrya deflexa, Bronze Loquat

White flowers and bronze leaves of Eriobotrya deflexa the Bronze Loquat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.