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Fruiting Loquat 'Big Jim'

Eriobotrya japonica 'Big Jim'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Evergreen, self-fruiting tree or shrub has large, shiny leaves that emerge bright orange-red, slowly maturing to green. White flowers emerge in spring, followed by very large, orange, teardrop-shaped fruit with flavors reminiscent of apricot. Skin of fruit is easy to peel. Mid-season variety with attractive form.

Plant with Tropical Guava


  • Landscape Size: 15'-30' tall, 15'-30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 6-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Attracts Birds, Fruiting, Edible Fruit

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune sparingly to remove dead or dying branches. Feed with a tree and shrub fertilizer in spring before new growth appears. Hardy to 12°.



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