Shogun® Series Japanese Blueberry Tree

Elaeocarpus decipiens

Excellent street, lawn or park tree; bronzy new growth then glossy green foliage. Ornamental effect from older leaves turning bright red before dropping. Numerous tiny scented white flowers; blue-black olive-like fruit in winter that won't stain sidewalks when crushed. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate-growing to 40 to 60 feet tall, 20 to 30 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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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.
Key FeatureYear-round interest

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.

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