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Eriobotrya japonica /Japanese Plum

Eriobotrya japonica  / Eriobotrya japonica
Very fragrant autumn flowers
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Very fragrant autumn flowers

Espalierred specimen

Ripe fruit in spring

Branch of a Japanese plum

Tree in heavy fruit in spring

Flowers and large coarse textured leaves

Lawn specimen

Large, coarse textured, leathery leaves

Close-up image of flowers

Espaliered tree on a brick wall

Typical flowering stalk in late autumn

Ripe fruit in spring

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Scientific Name: Eriobotrya japonica
Common Name: Japanese Plum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Fruit is edible by both humans and wildlife, particularly birds. It is a nice, small, flowering, and fruiting tree for inner-city properties. The bacterial disease, fire blight, can damage or kill a tree.