Eriobotrya japonica | Loquat | Medlar | Chinese Plum | Pipa | Nespola | 5_Seeds

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These seeds are from Eriobotrya japonica, also known as Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, pipa,and Nespola. This tree is grown for fruit and as an ornamental. Either way, this fragrant tree attracts a wide array of birds, bees, and butterflies. The fruit can either be eaten raw or it can be cooked and stored away. It is regularly used to make pies, sauces, and jellies. The wood from this tree is hard and tightly grained. It can be used to make many things, but one thing in particular that it is known for making is rulers. If you want both in one tree this is a serious contender. This evergreen tree likes to live in full sun where its white blossoms are on display from late Summer until the middle of the Winter. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11.