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Elaeocarpus decipiens

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
el-lee-oh-KAR-pus de-SIP-ee-enz
Description

Japanese Blueberry is a small tree or shrub native to temperate Asia.  Leaves and flowers can be a litter problem so plant away from hardscape elements.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#white flowers#pink flowers#high maintenance#messy#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#early summer flowers#nectar plant late spring#nectar plant early summer
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#white flowers#pink flowers#high maintenance#messy#late spring flowers#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#early summer flowers#nectar plant late spring#nectar plant early summer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Elaeocarpus
    Species:
    decipiens
    Family:
    Elaeocarpaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees and butterflies are attracted to flower nectar. Deer browse the foliage.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    White to pale pink in the late spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are light green and they turn red as they age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies