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Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone' Tree

Coppertone Japanese Loquat Trees
  • £64.99 (ex VAT)
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A curious specimen, Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone' is a small, fruiting, evergreen tree. In early spring, pretty pink flowers make an appearance among the large evergreen leaves. New foliage emerges with coppery-red tones which contrast against the mature dark green leaves. Edible fruits can follow the flowers, but rarely ripen in most parts of the UK.

Known as a Japanese Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone' is a great choice for small gardens or where a more unusual specimen is desired.

AKA Eriobotrya Coppertone, Coppertone Japanese Loquat, Coppertone Loquat

  • Common name: Coppertone Japanese Loquat
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Year round
  • Position: Sheltered, avoid deep frosts, full sun

Planting Advice for Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone'

Our pot grown Loquat trees can be planted at any time of year. Choose a sunny and sheltered position for the tree and then remove weeds and grass within a metre radius. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and about twice as wide. We recommend sprinkling root grow in the hole to help the tree establish.

Remove the pot from the tree, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost. Use this to fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree. Use a stake and tie kit to anchor the roots - further info is in the planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone'

When planting Loquat trees in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. You can use an irrigation kit to help. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons - mulch matting will help. If needed, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone'

 

Covid-19: We are still open! We are dealing with orders as quickly as we can and will be in touch about delivery if you already have an order with us.

Trees on pre-order are not ready to send out yet and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 10 days of placing the order. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
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