have you seen Coppertone loquat?
I recently purchased some "Coppertone loquat" plants. Coppertone refers to the coppery color of the young leaves. I was curious about their origin and, when I had time, did some reference work on the internet. This plant is listed variously as a loquat (Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone'), as a hybrid of loquat and Indian hawthorn (Raphiolepis) and as a hyrid of loquat and Photinia. These plants are all in the rose family and a hybrid may be possible. On the other hand, crosses between genera are not all that common outside of the orchid family.
My plants are coming into bloom, now. The new inflorescence and the flowers look exactly like an Indian hawthorn to me. I have not seen fruits, yet. Can anyone tell me anything more about this plant?