Coppertone Loquat

Coppertone loquat, pink flowersThis was given to me as a gift. The coppertone loquat is also known as Eriobotrya deflexa ‘Coppertone.’ My family has a loquat tree, and the fruits of that specimen (unknown) ranged from sour to sweet-sour, getting sweeter when more ripe. This tree is supposed to grow to at least 7 feet tall. Pictured are the small pink flowers that are emerging. I’m currently keeping it in the 5-gallon container it came in. It’ll be awhile before fruits, though! “Coppertone” refers to the color of its new foliage.

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: Reports are that the seed of the loquat is highly poisonous  if ingested. More information on toxic plants can be found here: http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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2 Responses

  1. This image in this article is actually a plumbago plant. The buds are a “cornflower” blue.

    • Sadly, this plant perished over one year ago, so I can no longer vouch for its heritage 😦 When I purchased this from one of the home improvement stores, it had a label stating, Coppertone Loquat. I will think twice about purchasing my plants from that establishment. Many thanks for visiting my blog!

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