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Loquat

Also known as the Japanese plum, the loquat is a small evergreen tree that reaches only 25 feet, making it a excellent choice for small yards and tight spaces. White, fragrant flowers bloom October through February, and the yellow, fuzzy fruit is ready for harvest in early spring. Loquats grow well throughout Florida, enjoy full sun, and are drought-tolerant, although fruit production may be affected by lack of water.

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