One tree was selected.

Bronze Loquat
Eriobotrya deflexa

Location: Hudson Place
District: Centerville
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Broadleaf evergreen flowering tree native to China and Japan. This tree has large stiff, dark green, serrated leaves, 6-12" long. Mew foliage is purple to bronze colored. Small cream colored flowers in spring folowed by fleshy yellow fruit with large seeds. The fruit is flavored somewhat like an apricot. Bark is smooth and gray colored. The tree is broad spreading and seldom becomes taller than 20' or so. A good choice for planting under powerlines.

Links to additional information on this tree species:  Link   Link

NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

Click here for larger picture.
Photo provided by George Crozier

Illustration by George Crozier