Japanese Blueberry: Elaeocarpus decipiens

Japanese Blueberry

The Japanese blueberry is an evergreen shrub that will make an excellent screening hedge for decoration or privacy. It produces white flowers and dark small fruits. It can grow up to approximately 50 feet high and 30 feet wide. It can be found in a shrub form or pruned into a tree form. Though it is evergreen the older leaves do turn a red bronze color before falling in the winter. Speaking of winter, it is best to mulch as to protect it from freezing temperatures. Also, be sure to give them enough room so their roots do not disrupt other trees or foundations.