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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Loquat tree. Reply with quote

Anyone know where I could buy a loquat tree in Ireland?

I can get one from England but I'd prefer to get one locally.

And, has anyone got one growing successfully in their garden? A local garden centre used to sell them up to 4 or 5 years ago but hasn't had any in stock for a while. Maybe it's too wet and cold for them here?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eriobotrya japonica
Loquat, Japanese plum
Loquats are small, evergreen trees or large shrubs, whose large leaves lend a tropical air to any garden - much prized in this country for their 'architectural' qualities. If planted in a warm, sheltered spot (such as against a south facing wall), they produce powerfully exotic scented flowers in autumn and edible fruits in April or May, with succulent, tangy flesh which is varies between sweet to mildly acid, depending on ripeness. These fruits are popular throughout southern Europe and many parts of West Coast America and Asia. They like to be near to the sea, but require a warm sheltered spot if you want fruit - which may only happen after a warmer, drier summer. 2.5 - 3 litre container.
http://www.dyg.ie/plants?filter0[]=33
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Belfast.

Picked up my Loquat today.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did u get one eventually kindred ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael196 wrote:
where did u get one eventually kindred ?


From dyg as per Belfast's link. Had to drive all the way up to Ashford in Wicklow to collect it. Delighted with it. Fast service. Planted it an hour ago. Pic below. Also popped in to see a beautiful garden in Kilmacanogue, while I was in the area, as well.


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