Take a walk on the wild and plant something a little unusual in your landscape. Loquat, also known as Japanese plum, and Pipa in China, is a delightful ornamental tree which produces small round or ovoid fruits which resemble lemons in color, but taste like a mixture of peach, mango and citrus. Its leaves are long, glossy and dark green with fuzzy reverse sides. What sets this tree apart in the garden is that it blooms in fall and winter, providing much needed interest in a time when you garden needs it most. Because its blooms are sensitive to ice it is advised to protect its bloom from frost so that you can expect a good yield of fruits in spring and summer. The fruits are at the peak of sweetness when they are fully orange and slightly soft. This tree grows best in places where the winters are mild.Even if you live too far north for the flowers and fruit to survive the winter, this tree is still a very attractive landscape enhancer.