Eriobotrya japonica -Japanese Medlar

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  • This fruit has hundreds of cultivars in China and Japan and is widely produced in the Far-East, Mediterranean and subtropical regions. The evergreen or small tree is very ornamental with long, dark green, leathery leaves and yellow-white flowers that open on the tip of the branches. In Winter the flowers may be pollinated even when it is cold but not too frosty (below -1C). For the succulent, sweet fruits to develop it requires almost frost-free environment from February to May. It is best to plant by a wall in Britain or can be kept in a larger conservatory. The white flowers are produced during January-February, having the most sweetly scent one can imagine. Any time from early Spring to early Summer the fruits flesh when ripe becomes yellow-orange. The flavour is the sweetest, a mixture of citrus and peach. The tree itself is hardy to about -10C, but it depends on watering and origin of the plants as well.

  • 50cm tall, 2 years old, strong plant


Height (in 5 years, unpruned): 3x0.7m

It looks best in: January-February (flowers), June( fruits), all year (foliage)

Flower colour: white, fragrant

Hardiness: -15C

Growth rate: fast

Autumn coloration: - (evergreen)

Position: sheltered, sunny spot is best, it grows great on poor soil too

Excellent quality, 15-20cm tall starter plant in an 8cm square pot (if there is a picture shown of the plant in a pot, it is an example of what will be sent to you).

Your plant is grown on our nursery in the UK and is freshly hand picked from our benches on the day of dispatch.

Our packaging is neat and tidy so even without gift wrapping, it is suitable for sending to someone as a present.

Full care instructions included.

As a family run nursery, we are able to provide a personalised service with attention to detail and lifetime customer care.

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