Japanese Blueberry tree row
Japanese Blueberry column
Japanese Blueberry leaves
Japanese Blueberry in landscape
Japanese Blueberry row
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Hollywood Hedges®: Japanese Blueberry

Elaeocarpus decipiens

  • This evergreen tree often used for hedge material
  • Resilient characteristic color-changing leaves
  • Establishes quickly
  • Dense growth habit with multiple upright-growing branches
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The Japanese Blueberry Tree, also known as Green Emerald Blueberry, is an exotic, upright growing, evergreen tree popular in Southwestern landscapes. Native to Japan, this widely used hedging and topiary tree provides year-round color and interest. Part of its elegant beauty comes from the lush evergreen foliage. Bronze-colored leaves emerge in the spring, which eventually matures to a luxurious shiny dark green color. As the old growth falls, an attractive brilliant reddish-orange color shows itself in the dying leaves. This new growth contrasts beautifully with old growth.

Homeowners are sure to appreciate the low-maintenance features associated with Japanese Blueberry Trees. In fact, they require very little pruning to keep shape. they are heat tolerant and cold hardy, so you can expect eye-catching beauty all year long. Flowers bloom in the summer, with tiny, scented flower clusters attracting a variety of pollinators, butterflies, and birds. The flowers are a harbinger of the attractive but inedible bluish/black fruit that seems to resemble blueberries.

These slow-growing exotic beauties thrive in full sun and will require regular watering until it is established. Due to their slower growth rate, buy as big as you can for instant beauty or privacy in your landscape. Homeowners may want to plant Japanese Blueberry Trees along a fence for use as a privacy hedge. If grown into a larger tree, you can expect a moderate amount of shade. Since it is an excellent topiary tree, you may choose to have it shaped into columns for a stunning formal landscape.

Beautiful trees such as this Japanese Blueberry Tree are sure to add value to any home. Feel free to speak with our nursery pros and ask us about placement ideas. Moon Valley Nurseries offers vibrant and healthy specimens ready to be planted into your landscape. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it! 

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Joe McCormick

This was a wonderful addition to my backyard! The shade is great for my kids, and it also adds some privacy. Highly recommend!



Was looking for a hedge for my backyard. MVN has quite a variety of trees. I was assisted by Haley and so far it has been a good experience. The Japanese Blueberry will provide a good privacy hedge for the backyard.


Breianne Ehigie

Great at providing privacy in my backyard.



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