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Fruiting Loquat ' Gold Nugget'

Eriobotrya japonica 'Gold Nugget'
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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 medium sized, orange, teardrop-shaped fruit with flavors reminiscent of apricot. Vigorous, late-season variety.

Plant with Tropical Guava


  • Landscape Size: 15'-30' tall, 15'-30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Attracts Birds, Fruiting, Edible Fruit

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


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°.

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 (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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