Indigenous to South Eastern China. A large evergreen shrub/tree 10 to 15' with elliptical - lanceolate thick, dark green, glossy leaves on top and hairy white/rusty beneath. Small sweetly scented flowers are borne in fall-early winter, at the end of it's branches and to follow are 1 to 1 ½" round ,downy, yellow/orange fruits that are tangy and sweet and of excellent flavor. It is eaten as fresh fruit out of hand or used in pies, jam and wine. A wonderful fruit for the home orchard!
JCT-16 Eriobotrys Japonica "Loquat"