Champagne Loquat Tree (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Champagne’)

Champagne Loquat Tree

Let’s make a toast to one tasty and dependable Loquat tree! The Champagne Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Champagne’) is adored for its sweet flesh with a sparkling hint of champagne flavor. If you’re looking for the perfect handful of early-season fruit, this tree will happily provide and please your palate!

Fill your spring with clusters of sweet but tangy fruit! The Champagne Loquat produces tasty fruit that resembles a small Apricot with chewy skin and a juicy smooth texture. The large white oval-shaped fruits from the Champagne Loquat are particularly juicy. They have a great balance of sweet and tangy to help you ring in spring the right way.

Planting and Application:

Loquat Trees are also appreciated for their ornamental appearance. It has shiny, thick green leaves that grow up to a foot in length. They’re lance-shaped and leathery with intricate veins. When the wind blows, you’ll notice the underside is an autumnal orange.

It also offers fall and winter interest since it flowers during these times. The Champagne Loquat offers a delightful sight as a specimen plant or container plant. This self-fruiting tree makes an ideal background shrub, too.

  • Champagne is one of the rare white-fleshed selections
  • High sugar and acid for fruit salads, jam, jelly, chutney and baking
  • A great source of natural vitamin A, B6, potassium, and fiber
  • Self-fruitful variety, but larger crops with a pollinating partner like Big Jim or Nugget
  • Hardy USDA growing zones 7 through 11

Tips for Care:

For best performance, plant your Champagne Loquat in low moisture soil with plenty of sunshine. Sunshine helps this tree produce its best fruit. Provide your tree full sun in a fertile, well-drained site with ample moisture during the fruiting season.

Some gardeners even thin the branches to help the fruit grow and sweeten. This tree, like all fruit trees, appreciates some pruning for air circulation and to improve the size of the fruit.

  • Adapts well to a wide range of soil types
  • Loquat tree care is easy with fertile ground, water management and proper fertilization
  • Long fruiting time from March through June
  • Prune for size, shape and even into hedges, screening and Espalier

This dependable subtropical evergreen is a great way to add winter and fall interest to your yard and bountiful Loquats to your recipes.

Champagne Loquat Tree (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Champagne’) Details

Common name Champagne Loquat Tree
Botanical name Eriobotrya japonica 'Champagne'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 7-11
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time March - June
Height 15 - 20 ft.
Width 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low once Established
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color White