Eriobotrya japonica

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat, Japanese Medlar

This impressive and easy evergreen shrub or small tree is grown for it's phenomenal foliage, with established plants also showing surprising drought tolerance. In milder sunny gardens it bears scented winter flowers and attractive edible orange fruits. 

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This impressive and easy evergreen shrub or small tree is grown for it's phenomenal foliage, with established plants also showing surprising drought tolerance. In milder sunny gardens it bears scented winter flowers and attractive edible orange fruits. 

Eriobotrya japonica Identification Sheet

southeastern China
Species / Cultivar
Common name(s)
Loquat, Japanese Medlar
Full sun to part shade, any well-drained soil
Eventual height
10m, though usually less
Eventual spread
Full hardy
Skill level

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.







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Reviews (3)

Rated 5.00 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 3 customer reviews
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one of my fave trees arrived in perfect condition, very healthy and bigger than expected.
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I couldn't source this eriobotrya from any of my usual sources so took a chance on the Palm Centre mail order. It arrived promptly by next day service to Manchester. It was a really good quality healthy shrub, well packed and very good value for money. It was also a good size and bushy. I'm very pleased and will happily buy from here again and recommend to others. Thanks very much.
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<p>Japanese medlar (nottingham).....and loquat (e..japonica) what is the difference as I may (from) have mistaken my purchase .....leaves are the same ???...or is shinny leaf rather than dull upper face the discriminator .....hate to make the same mistake again,looking to ripen in a wall garden against wall ...would appreciate knowledge of the error of my purpose ...many thanks ..Tony </p><p style="margin-left:30px;"><strong style="color:#3f48cc;">Palm Centre replies: Hi Tony, the Eriobotrya japonica is also known as Japanese medlar or loquat tree. It was formerlyt thought to be closely related to the genus Mespilus (the medlar family), and this is the reason it's sometimes referred as the Japanese medlar, or the Japanese plum. For more information regarding the loquat tree, you can also check the <a href="">RHS website page on the loquat tree</a>.</strong > <br /></p>
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