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Japanese Blueberry Tree Overview
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The most versatile shrub on the market!

Well, let’s get this bit of business out of the way right off the bat. Japanese Blueberry Tree (Elaeocarpus decipens) doesn’t grow blueberries. It does grow small blue-colored, olive-shaped fruit, but they taste terrible. Birds, on the other hand, flock to these berries like you’ve just planted a shrub full of bird-candy.

What Japanese Blueberry Tree does have for you, though, is the ability to morph into just about any shape you need it to take. This heat-loving tropical (zone 8-10) is a tightly-branched shrub that handles pruning like a champ.

Do you want an impenetrable wall of green around your yard to screen your neighbors? Japanese Blueberry Tree.

Do you want a low evergreen hedge behind your perennial border? Japanese Blueberry Tree.

Do you want a handsome trunk with a cloud of foliage on top? Japanese Blueberry Tree.

Do you want a topiary of a duck riding on the back of a dolphin captaining a pirate ship? Japanese Blueberry Tree.

Maybe not that last one. That’d be pretty difficult to do.

But, everything else is a cinch for this great plant! Pendulous, bell-shaped flowers in the spring, bird-attracting fruit, glossy evergreen leaves – this is truly a landscapers dream (which is why Landscape Designers all over the south and southwest love putting this in their designs!)

You’ll love it too, but make sure to order yours soon because supplies are limited. (Don’t live in a warm place? Japanese Blueberry Trees are great patio plants in pots on the porch or patio!)

* Beautiful evergreen in zone 8-10
* Scented flowers in spring
* Easily trained to just about any shape
* Great on the coast. Not fazed by wind and salt.
* Good security hedge

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Japanese Blueberry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Elaeocarpus decipiens
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 25 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Soil Type Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium Moisture
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White, Cream
Foliage Color Green, Bronze, Red, Orange
Fall Color Orange, Red
Fruiting Time Summer