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Elaeocarpus decipiens (Japanese Blueberry Shrub)

Japanese Blueberry Shrub

Elaeocarpus decipiens

Native to Japan, the Japanese Blueberry Tree is a fast grower that needs plenty of room in the landscape. It exhibits a dense growth habit, multiple branching with an upright form. It isn’t terribly cold hardy, but will survive south of Austin if mulch in the winters.

New leaves emerge bronze, turning bright green before maturing dark green. Although evergreen, the older leaves will turn red and fall in the winter. Butterflies are easily attracted to the slightly fragrant greenish-white flowers that appear early in the summer, five-petaled and urn-shaped in racemes. Blue-black olive fruits mature in the fall, and are somewhat messy if planted near walkways.

Blueberry tree prefers well-drained alkaline soils. It responds very well to pruning and is versatile when shaped into a topiary or tree form. 

Specimen Tree
Large Hedge
Sound Barrier

Flower Color:

Greenish-White

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Height

50-60 Feet

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Spread

25-30 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Elaeocarpus decipiens

Give plenty of room for this plant!

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
JAP-BLU-05 JAPANESE,BLUEBERRY SHRUB
JAP-BLU-15 JAPANESE,BLUEBERRY SHRUB
JAP-BLU-24B JAPANESE,BLUEBERRY SHRUB

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium