Shogun® Series Little Emperor™ Japanese Blueberry Tree
Elaeocarpus decipiens 'Monproud' PP #17,611
Pronunciation: el-ee-o-CAR-pus dee-SIP-i-enz
|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.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; to 10 ft. with age.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Compact Form|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Azalea (Azalea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Ixora (Ixora); Mexican Hardy Petunia (Ruellia)|
|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.|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.