Loquat, Japanese Plum
Eriobotrya japonica 'Gold Nugget'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eriobotrya (er-ee-oh-BOT-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Nugget

Category:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marana, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 11, 2009, diamondjfarms from Needville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The Gold Nugget is large, round to oblong fruit with yellowish orange skin. The firm orange flesh is juicy, sweet, and somewhat reminiscent of apricot. The tree is self-fertile and bears abundant crops in April.