Plant ID forum: I thought this was a pawpaw tree

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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Nov 8, 2015 9:41 PM CST
But now it is flowering in the fall with white flowers. Doesn't look like pawpaw. So what is it?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 8, 2015 9:44 PM CST
Could it be a loquat?
Porkpal
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 8, 2015 10:39 PM CST
I agree , looks very much like a Loquat.

Yours and an image from the database:
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Nov 9, 2015 1:02 AM CST
It should also be carrying a wondrous scent!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Nov 9, 2015 1:02 AM CST
It should also be carrying a wondrous scent.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Nov 9, 2015 4:58 AM CST
Porkpal and greene you are correct! Man who sold it to me thought it was a pawpaw. I've had it about 4 years and this is first bloom. Beautiful tree but it will never bear fruit in my climate. I wonder if it could be dug up and moved or is it too old now?
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Lisasgardens
Nov 9, 2015 5:11 PM CST
SCButtercup,
How tall is it now at 4 years old? Has it been outside every winter?
Lisa
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Nov 11, 2015 2:41 AM CST
Its about 7 feet tall and planted in ground, stays out for winter, healthy as a horse.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 11, 2015 7:49 AM CST
It is an attractive tree even if the fruit does not survive your winters. I find here that it is the most vulnerable when the blooms are just setting fruit, after that light freezes do not seem to bother the loquats.
Porkpal

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