Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
dwarfing a loquat for container growth

Posted by gardenweb88 none (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 0:05

I just received a small potted loquat that's only about 6" tall right now. Would it be possible to grow a fruit bearing loquat tree in a container and prune the tree so that it remains a manageable size relative to the container? (that's dwarfing, no? if not, apologies).

The info I've found online states the trees have shallow but expansive root systems and naturally grow to 15-30 feet tall and can grow up to 20 feet across if unpruned. My main concern is having the tree bear edible fruit.

This post was edited by gardenweb88 on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 1:36


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: dwarfing a loquat for container growth

I read something about this this weekend (I was researching what you can graft onto Quince)... Maybe this is useful for you:

www.cloudforest.com/cafe/forum/69995.html
"Loquat on quince is dramatically dwarfed compared to loquat on loquat. Any quince selection should work; often Provence is used, but it really doesn't matter (as long as its true quince, and not something else, for example Chinese Quince)."


 o
RE: dwarfing a loquat for container growth

I'm new to gardening and don't have any experience or knowledge about grafting trees. Is that the only way to keep a loquat tree to a container size that will bloom fruit?

I'm in the Los Angeles area, zone 8b, so I can leave the plant outdoors year round if that factors into the discussion.

This post was edited by gardenweb88 on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 13:10


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here