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Shogun® Series Japanese Blueberry Tree

Elaeocarpus decipiens

An excellent evergreen tree with handsome, glossy, green foliage. Older leaves produce a highly ornamental effect throughout the year as they turn bright red before dropping. A great choice for use in parks and larger landscapes. Blue-black, olive-like fruit in winter will not stain patios and concrete pathways.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationel-ee-o-CAR-pus dee-SIP-i-enz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasWith its beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers and winter fruit, this is an excellent tree for the large garden or lawn. Give it room to spread.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitOval
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsPittosporum (Pittosporum); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Azalea (Azalea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Thrives in humus-rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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