Elaeocarpus decipiens

Botanical Name: Elaeocarpus decipiens

Phonetic: Ell-aye-O-Kar-puss Deh-sip-EE-enz

Common Name(s): Japanese Blueberry Tree

Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Origin: East Asia
Plant Type: Broadleaf perennial tree/shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Leaf Color: Bronze-colored leaves in spring, shiny dark green in summer
Fall Color: Orange, red
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Color(s): Cream

Exposure: Full sun/part shade
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,14-24
USDA: 8b-11
Growth Rate: Medium                
Height: 20-35 Feet
Spread: 20-35 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Relatively pest free
Soil: Well-drained soils and regular water (until established), loam

Features: Compact, lush, elegant branching, interesting  dark blue fruit, showy and fragrant lantern-shaped flowers, Rudraksha tree (E. ganitrus) is famous for its Hindu prayer beads, low maintenance, attracts bees and butterflies and birds
Uses: Lawn tree, garden tree, street tree

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