Loquats In Sunset Zone 4, Colder Puget Sound Areas - Knowledgebase Question

Name: RAE Whitten
Shelton, WA
Question by bobandrae
April 20, 2002
Is there a possibility of successfully growing Loquat in Sunset Zone 4 - Puget Sound, Colder areas. Temps to 5 degrees and short growing season. From old Californian

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2002


Loquats are native to China and Japan. They are popularly grown as ornamentals in the southeastern and western parts of the United States. In frost-free areas they are also grown for their delicious fruit.

Best grown in USDA Zones 7-10; fruit and flowers are destroyed by low temperatures (26-28 degrees F). The foilage will withstand temperatures to 15 degrees for short periods of time. Sounds as though your garden might be too cold to successfully grow loquat. Wish I had better news for you!

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