Eriobotrya japonica at Insole Court

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Eriobotrya japonica
late April 2017

Grid reference ST 15006 77905
Common name Loquat
Origin China and Japan
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2017
Height 6M April 2017
Girth 86cm @0.75M April 2017
Reference 508

This tree at at the north end of the car park close to the exit.

Eriobotrya japonica bark

Eriobotrya japonica bark
late April 2017

Eriobotrya japonica leaf

Eriobotrya japonica leaves
mid October 2018

Eriobotrya japonica leafu

Eriobotrya japonica underside of leaf
early May 2017

Eriobotrya japonica flower

Eriobotrya japonica buds & flowers
mid October 2018

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Eriobotrya japonica flowers
mid October 2018

General tree description

Eriobotrya japonica is a large shrub, or a small tree in a warm situation, 6 to 10 metres tall, with a rounded, bushy form. It has blackish bark that becomes cracked with age. The leaves are large - up to 30cm long and 12cm broad - leathery, wrinkled and coarsely toothed. They are glossy green, with a brown woolly under surface. In autumn after a hot summer there may be fragrant, Hawthorn-like flowers. Very rarely in Britain these may be followed by yellow, pear shaped fruits (loquats), 4 to 5cm across, that ripen the following summer.