Genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, native to south and eastern Asia.
Latin name: Eriobotrya japonica
They grow in full sun and moderately moist soils, in protected sites.
Propagated by semi-woody cuttings. Fruit-bearing varieties are propagated by grafting.
Small, evergreen, spherical tree with dark green leaves. It bears white, fragrant flowers in autumn, followed by edible, yellow fruits in winter (loquats).
Plant alone or in orchards.