Japanese Blueberry (Elaeocarpus decipiens)
- A hardy tree that can be grown in a tree, shrub, or columnar form.
- Evergreen tree often used for hedge material
- Resilient characteristic color-changing leaves
- Establishes quickly providing thick, fast shade
- Dense growth habit with multiple upright-growing branches
- An excellent tree for topiary, many choose to have it shaped into columns for a stunning formal landscape look
- Birds and butterflies are attracted to the tiny, fragrant flower clusters that bloom in the summer
If you are looking for a fast-growing evergreen tree that can provide lots of shade as well as keep your property private, you will love the Japanese Blueberry! Also known by its botanical name, Elaeocarpus decipiens, this Japanese native is ideal for use as a privacy hedge or windbreak and can provide dense, thick shade with ever-changing leaves according to their life cycle. You will love the new flushes of growth emerging in shades of bronze, sprinkling the remaining glossy-green foliage as the mature leaves turn bright red. We also like to plant them as a beautiful street tree or lawn tree. These are fine trees with attractive and healthy colors all year round, so it is sure to add curb appeal no matter how you use it!
Japanese Blueberry trees require little maintenance. They are heat and cold tolerant, thrive with full sun exposure and have low to moderate water requirements once established. Feel free to prune, it responds well and is versatile when shaped into a topiary or tree form. You can also give it room to spread in your landscape and enjoy the beautiful foliage all year long!
Speak with one of our nursery professionals for placement ideas or schedule your free home and business landscape consultations! The Big Tex professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted and treated with our specialized Supercharged Moon Juice and Moon Dust fertilizer to get your plants growing just right.
Evergreen tree often used for hedge material
Resilient characteristic colorchanging leaves
Establishes quickly providing thick, fast shade
Dense growth habit with multiple upright growing branches.