Loquat Tree

Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica, a garden tree grown for its sweet fruit, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed in a Nairobi neighborhood and in bloom during April 2011.

Loquat flowers photo © Michael Plagens

This is a popular tree in highland gardens of Kenya. Besides pleasant shade and appearance, it also yields sweet fruit. Both the flowers and ripening fruit are very attractive to native birds.

Rosaceae -- Rose Family

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Kenya Natural History

Michael J. Plagens, Created on 7 August 2011.