Loquat trees are show-stoppingly beautiful trees that can grow up to 25 feet tall with their green, tropical foliage and yellow-green fruit clusters. Grown for its fruits or as a decorative tree, loquat trees produce small, pear-shaped fruits that are no more than 2 inches long. They’re sweet and slightly acidic, they can be eaten raw as long as the flesh is peeled, and also make great jellies, jams, preserves, or cobblers. Keep reading to learn about how to grow loquat trees in your garden and reap the benefits of this stunning tree!
How to Grow Loquat Trees in Your Garden
Planting Loquat Trees:
- Loquat trees prefer warm weather and can only tolerate temperatures as low as 10F.
- When planting a tree, make sure it is a self-fertile type so it doesn’t need another tree for pollinating.
- Plant trees in a sunny location at least 25-30 feet from structures.
- When removing the sapling from its container, rinse off some of the growing medium so that when you plant the tree, the roots come in direct contact with the soil.
- Water the tree twice in the first week so that the soil keeps moist.
- Fertilize the tree 3 times a year with a lawn fertilizer that does not contain weed killers.
- Water the loquat tree when the blossoms begin to swell in spring and 2-3 times more once the fruits begin to ripen.
So now that you know how to grow loquat trees it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!