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Shogun® Series Little Emperor™ Japanese Blueberry Tree

Elaeocarpus decipiens 'Monproud' PP #17,611

A tightly branched evergreen shrub with bronze-colored new foliage that matures to a glossy dark green. Throughout the year, older leaves turn brilliant red before dropping. Scented creamy white flowers develop into ornamental, blue-black, olive-like fruit. Ideal for use as a hedge, screening, or foundation plant.
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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
LoreSeeds of this genus have been used as traditional rosary beads known as Rudraksha, which is derived from the Sanskrit for "eyes of the lord". It is said that twenty four different types sprang from the eyes of the Hindu god, Shiva.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; to 10 ft. with age.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA versatile evergreen shrub for warmer climates that makes the perfect all purpose foliage background. Lightly sheared plants are useful in formal gardens but left alone they are solid naturalistic masses for tropical appearing landscapes. Dense foliage produces excellent hedge at any height, but will produce a useful visual screen along side yards, to add privacy to spa areas or to mask utility yards. Superb glossy background for beds and borders Makes a lush year-round cover up of utilities and vents in foundation beds.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Azalea (Azalea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Ixora (Ixora); Mexican Hardy Petunia (Ruellia)

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. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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