Elaeocarpus decipiens

Japanese Blueberry Tree

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Natural Low Branching

Mature Height & Spread: 30-60' x 20-30'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Asia, Japan

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Screen

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 14-24

A Bit More

Looking for something tall, dark and handsome? Look no further! The Japanese Blueberry Tree is an evergreen of Asian origin that is dependably attractive as a hedge, lawn or street tree. Its ability to withstand cold snaps makes it a nice alternative to other hedge trees like Prunus caroliniana or Ficus nitida where frost is an issue. Its densely foliated branches leave little room for gaps, handy where privacy is an issue. It will achieve 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide given optimal circumstances and is well-suited to Sunset Garden zones 8, 9, and 14-24. It also makes a nice standard tree with a rounded head that casts a good amount of shade. Leaves emerge rusty orange maturing to a deep green and eventually turning red before they drop. The drop is infrequent. In summer, small lantern-shaped white flowers will emerge before forming blue berries which contrast beautifully with the occasional red leaves. Full sun and regular water keeps it happy and healthy. It seems unscathed by any pests and requires only very occasional pruning. Bees, butterflies and birds find it attractive, as do I!

A Bit More

Looking for something tall, dark and handsome? Look no further! The Japanese Blueberry Tree is an evergreen of Asian origin that is dependably attractive as a hedge, lawn or street tree. Its ability to withstand cold snaps makes it a nice alternative to other hedge trees like Prunus caroliniana or Ficus nitida where frost is an issue. Its densely foliated branches leave little room for gaps, handy where privacy is an issue. It will achieve 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide given optimal circumstances and is well-suited to Sunset Garden zones 8, 9, and 14-24. It also makes a nice standard tree with a rounded head that casts a good amount of shade. Leaves emerge rusty orange maturing to a deep green and eventually turning red before they drop. The drop is infrequent. In summer, small lantern-shaped white flowers will emerge before forming blue berries which contrast beautifully with the occasional red leaves. Full sun and regular water keeps it happy and healthy. It seems unscathed by any pests and requires only very occasional pruning. Bees, butterflies and birds find it attractive, as do I!