Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds
Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds

Japanese Blueberry Tree Elaeocarpus decipiens 10 Seeds

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Japanese blueberry tree (Elaeocarpus decipiens) is a beautiful, broad-leaved evergreen from East Asia. Its compact form, lush growth, and elegant branching pattern make this tree a great lawn, garden, or street tree with almost year-round appeal. In spring, bronze-colored leaves emerge and soon mature to a luxuriant, shiny dark green. Before the previous season’s leaves fall, their chlorophyll degrades, revealing a brilliant reddish orange color in the dying leaves. This colorful ornamental effect lasts for several months; the leaves shed slowly, leaving the canopy and ground below dotted with the vibrantly colored older leaves. In summer, lantern-shaped, fragrant, cream-colored flowers with delicately fringed petals, appear inconspicuously within the canopy and under the foliage. These small flowers are harbingers of the interesting fruits that follow. The common name for this species is derived from the olive-shaped fruits that range in color from dark blue to purple to nearly black. The bluish purple fruit and bright red older leaves on Japanese blueberry tree provide a remarkable color contrast. Japanese blueberry tree is a low maintenance, small to medium sized tree that typically matures at between twenty and thirty-five feet in height with a similar canopy width, but it may become taller with age. It appears to be relatively pest free, grows well in full sun or partial shade, and prefers well-drained soil and regular water until established.

Growing Instructions

1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
2. Soak the seed in water for several hours.
3. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
4. Put the seeds on the soil.
5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
6. Water the seeds.
7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.