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Elaeocarpus Decipiens (Japanese Blueberry)

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A tightly branched evergreen shrub with bronze-colored new foliage maturing to glossy dark green. Throughout the year, older leaves turn brilliant red before dropping. Scented creamy white flowers develop into blue-black olive-like fruit.

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Plant Type: 
Shrubs, Evergreen Tree
Plant Subtype: 
EVERGREEN LARGE SHRUBS/HEDGES
Botanical Name: 
Elaeocarpus decipiens
Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Color: 
White
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
8 - 11
Height: 
5 - 10 feet
Spread: 
4—7 feet
Habit: 
Compact
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.