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OCALAELAINE on
June 2, 2012

Q. Leaves Falling Off Loquat Tree

We have had our tree for a few years. This is the first year most of the leaves are falling off. Is the tree dying? Thanks, Elaine

Answered by
Nikki on
June 4, 2012
Certified Expert
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It may be lacking enough water or it may have a fungus. Increase water to the tree and treat it with a fungicide to tackle both potential issues.

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Asked by
mommy on
September 10, 2012

Q. may I shape my loquat? Really hard to mow under

Lovely small tree, but too close to the ground.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 10, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, you can trim the tree to the desired shape, removing any unsightly or unruly limbs.

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Asked by
Ferdi on
March 7, 2014

Q. loquat never bears fruit

I have a loquat that is 20 years old and never bears fruit. What can the problem be? It flowers, but when the fruit seems to bloom, it disapears.

Answered by
Heather on
March 12, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

It may be a pollination issue. Particularly with loquats. They can self pollinate, but do not do it well. If you add to that a lack of pollinators, the tree will not produce. I would recommend trying to hand pollinate some of the flowers with a small paintbrush the next time it flowers. If all the flowers produce, it is a general pollination issue and you will either need to hand pollinate the tree or make adjustments to attract pollinators. If only some of the flowers fruit, it is a cross pollination issue and you may want to consider planting a second tree.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2014

Q. Loquat Tree

This year leaves became yellow and falling down in big numbers. This is not a young tree, but I do not know the age. Some portion of roots extend from the soil level. Please give me advice.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 30, 2014
Certified Expert
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There are many reasons a tree can get yellow leaves. This article will cover some of those reasons: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm That being said, tree diseases are very hard to diagnose without seeing the tree, so I would recommend hiring a local tree specialist to come look at the tree and advise you on it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 14, 2014

Q. Loquat Fruit Tree

I have a loquat tree that doesn’t bear any fruit. It is very healthy and growing strong. It’s about 5 years old. Any ideas?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 14, 2014
Certified Expert
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It may be a fertilizing issue, likely a nitrogen/phosphorus inbalance. Too much nitrogen in the soil will prodcue healthy growth but limite flowering and fruiting production. Try adding some more phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil to sncourage more flowering and fruiting.

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Asked by
markneace on
September 20, 2014

Q. something eating loquat plant leaves

We have a loquat that was that has been grown by my son from a seed to now 4 ft tall and potted. Recently something has started eating the leaves and new shoots. I removed a large grasshopper several weeks ago, but the damage is getting worse. What over the counter product can I use to treat safely?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 21, 2014
A.

Neem oil is probably one of the safest products you could use. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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