Loquat as replacement yard tree? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cliffordmay
February 25, 2010
The quercus shumardii southern red oak that came in my new front yard when the house was built died. I have a 12 inch loquat from the green festival's Tree Folks in a pot. Is it a good idea to plant the loquat where the shumard was in the middle of the front yard. Lots of sun til late-afternoon. I like the edible landscaping idea.


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Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010

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If you've removed the red oak tree, there's no reason you can't plant the loquat in the site. If the oak died and you simply cut it down without removing the roots, there's a possibility that the roots can send up suckers which will compete with the loquat. So, be sure to entirely remove the old roots from the oak before planting your loquat.

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