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ERIOBOTRYA japonica 'Advance'
Advance Dwarf Loquat, Loquat
Loquat is a rounded dwarf tree or small shrub producing flavorful fruits native to extreme eastern Asia. Its ornamental leaves are large, glossy dark green above and paler green or gray beneath with distinct veins. New growth is woolly. 'Advance' bears many fragrant but unimpressive whitish flowers in late autumn and yellow edible fruit in spring. Fruits are numerous, juicy, mildly acidic and have excellent flavor. This is a late season bearer, and needs another loquat for pollination.
Advance loquat does well in moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Protect the tree from wind. Heavily fruited branches may break under the weight, and removal of a percentage of fruits leads to fewer but larger-sized fruits at harvest. 'Advance' makes a great feature plant for a container, mixed border, small-space orchard or as a small espalier.
12 - 8
8 - 11
H1, H2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Fall, Late Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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