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Elaeocarpus decipiens 'MonProud' /Little Emperor Japanese Blueberry

Elaeocarpus decipiens 'MonProud'  / Elaeocarpus decipiens 'MonProud'
The more dwarf sized Japanese blueberry tree growing in nursery containers
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The more dwarf sized Japanese blueberry tree growing in nursery containers

A few orange-red leaves from previous year normally present on this evergreen

Dark green leathery foliage

Typical specimen plant growing in a demonstration garden in Conroe, TX

Close-up image of foliage on this more dwarf cultivar of the blueberry tree

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Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus decipiens 'MonProud'
Common Name: Little Emperor Japanese Blueberry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This selection is more dwarf than the regular Japanese blueberry tree. It is a nice specimen shrub that produces dense, dark green, leathery leaves that emerge first with a bronze color before turning dark green in the summer.