Plant: evergreen tree to 25', dwarfs available
Origin: bred in China nearly 4000 years ago
Zone: 10 - tropics
Flowers: small, thick petaled, white flowers with intense perfumy fragrance in spring. Colorful fruit from fall to spring. Taste to determine ripeness. Low starch content means fruit will not ripen off tree.
Foliage: waxy, simple
Culture: sun to part sun in sheltered location. Rich, well-drained, mesic soil. Mulch with humus or compost. Do not wet trunk. Fertilize in winter and early summer with plenty of nitrogen.