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Shogun® Series Little Emperor™ Japanese Blueberry Tree

Elaeocarpus decipiens 'Monproud' PP #17,611

Pronunciation: el-ee-o-CAR-pus dee-SIP-i-enz
SKU #01662
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; to 10 ft. with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas A 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Azalea (Azalea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Ixora (Ixora); Mexican Hardy Petunia (Ruellia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Seeds 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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