Eriobotrya 'Coppertone'

Description:

Dense growing evergreen shrub or small tree with exotic looking large glossy dark green leaves. The new growth is coppery bronze and most attractive. Fragrant white flowers in late summer are followed in the warmest locations and hot summers by a sweet edible fruit. Ideal for any garden with an exotic theme.

Climate/Position: Plant in full sun. Protection from the coldest weather recommended. Planting against a sunny wall would be ideal.

Height/Spread: Usually reaches about 3 metres x 4 metres but can reach up to 7 metres in suitable sunny and portected locations.

Soil Requirements: Free draining soil.

Pruning: Training and shaping may be required.

Special Requirements:

synonym of x Rhaphiobotrya 'Coppertone'

In China the fruit are popular to eat fresh, use in cooking and the syrup is used for medicinal purposes such as cough medicine.