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Japanese Blueberry Tree

Elaeocarpus decipiens


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Japanese Blueberry Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Japanese Blueberry Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

35 ft.

Mature Width:

30 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Elaeocarpus decipiens

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How To Win The “Best Looking Yard” Award in Your Neighborhood

The Fastest Way to Add Charm to Your Landscape
Most blueberries emerge from bell-shaped flowers, but Japanese Blueberry flowers have dangling petals that resemble cream-colored, flowing grass skirts. You'll treasure the flowers as the warm weather coaxes them out of their buds in the late spring/early summer, adding delicate decorations to your area. For an added treat, come to the branches and you'll smell the Japanese Blueberry tree's lovely fragrance that arouses the senses.

Why You’ll Love This Tree Year-Round
Japanese Blueberry trees are ornamental evergreens prized for their attractive foliage that makes a strong impression. Expect the blueberry tree to not only produce green, but bronze and bright red leaves that add flame-like dashes of color to its complexion. In fall, the branches flush reddish-orange, but don't worry— the tree won't go completely bare! Your yard will benefit from a delightful blueberry tree variety that's never dull and offers year-round color.

Another Perk for Living in the South
If you live in zones 8-11, you are fortunate to enjoy moderate temperatures throughout the year.  Another benefit of southern living is the ability to grow the delightful Japanese Blueberry Tree!

This durable berry variety is Easy to Grow.  Plant the young tree in moist, well-drained soil; water occasionally, and Viola! Your tree is set to thrive. The hardy, disease-resistant specimen is not fussy.  Seaside dwellers can even withstand salty ocean spray!  

So Many Uses ~ You’ll Want More Than One
Landscape architects love Japanese Blueberry trees because of their extensive landscaping potential. Grow the dense accent trees into a privacy screen where their height and lush growth will provide solitude for you and your family. They're also a great choice for an entryway decoration, a security hedge, a large corner lot tree, a beautiful backdrop or an anchor for a mixed bed! You'll agree with landscapers: it's hard not to like the versatile Japanese Blueberry because it can fulfill your exact needs. It seems like growers always have room for another Japanese Blueberry!

Fun to Prune.  Just Choose Your Shape!  
The Japanese Blueberry tree's tight branching pattern elevates upwards of 35 feet and the branches don't mind being pruned. Clip the Japanese Blueberry 2 or 3 times per year during warm weather and train it how you'd like: a casual cone shape, a trunk with a dense cloud of leaves, a hedge… whatever your yard or garden needs. Look forward to a blueberry tree that comes ready to adapt to your space!

Proof That This is One Attractive Tree
Though its berries are inedible for humans, the Japanese Blueberry tree is a tried-and-true way to attract birds. In fact, the fruit of the Japanese Blueberry is a favorite treat of birds in the tree's native Asia and the South Pacific. Shaped like olives, the blue fruit becomes more plentiful as the tree matures. You'll love how the blueberries contrast with the tree's fall foliage as it attracts birds of all sorts and your space comes alive!

This tree will be tough to get soon so order now!

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Customer Reviews

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Great looking tree
Great looking tree when delivered: not wilted at all and was delivered in ex. condition. The price a little high, but the quality makes up for it.
December 5, 2018
1 month ago
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Highly recommend!
Gorgeous little tree - arrived super healthy and is already thriving. New growth in less than a month. Hasn't been bothered by the deer yet, hoping they will leave it alone.
November 6, 2018
2 months ago
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Perfect little starter
Arrived healthy, full, and has a nice fragrance to it. It's beautiful and I am hoping it grows fast.
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October 29, 2018
2 months ago
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Very nice, just as described.
Very healthy, about 3ft tall. Everything printed was 100% accurate. I will definitely order from this site/company again.
September 10, 2018
4 months ago
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My Japanese Blueberry Tree Died over Winter
My Japanese Blueberry was doing fine until our cold weather Killed it. It was well mulched. It just could not stand up to our severe winter during January, 2018. I would therefore not recommend it for the South Carolina area.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
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Grow baby, grow
My Japanese Blueberry arrived a few weeks ago in excellent condition. I let it stay in it's shipping container for about a week, so as to acclimate it to the hot SW Fla. weather. New growth has sprouted on it from every branch, in spite of the very limited rainfall we have received thus far. The 'rainy season' begins next week, and I anticipate this shrub to grow even fast. Great product! Thank you Fast-Growing-Trees.
May 11, 2018
9 months ago
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Was very small when received...smmaller than I expected. Seems healthy, but hasn't increased in heigth as yet. Hoping to see improvement soon.
May 11, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Japanese Blueberry Tree

Japanese Blueberry Tree Planting Diretions

Location: The Japanese blueberry tree, also called the “Elaeocarpus decipiens,” grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 to 10. It is commonly grown as a single specimen. A slow-growing tree, it usually takes one to three years before the Japanese blueberry tree becomes established. During that time period, the tree requires regular watering and fertilizer applications to grow a healthy root system.


Planting Instructions: Plant the Japanese blueberry tree in a location that receives full sunlight. The tree grows in a compact fashion so can be placed within four feet of a structure. If you are planting the tree as an accent along a walkway or patio, space the tree at least 30 to 40 feet away.


Dig a hole at least twice the width of the tree’s root ball. Place the tree into the hole. Add organic material to the soil at a ratio of 50 percent hummus mixed with the soil. Place the mixture around the tree’s root system and tamp the soil down to remove air pockets.


The Japanese blueberry tree grows well in most soil types but prefers a soil pH of 6.6 to 7.8.  Choose a planting location that is well-draining and where the tree’s roots are not continuously saturated with water.


Watering: Keep the soil around the Japanese blueberry tree moist but not overly wet for the first few years after planting. Once fully established, the Japanese blueberry tree is somewhat drought tolerant and will only require watering if there is an extended period of dry/hot weather.


Fertilization: The Japanese blueberry tree benefits from an application of general purpose fertilizer in the early spring season before new growth emerges. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer’s label for application ratios.


Each growing season, place a two to three-inch layer of organic mulch material around the tree’s base to help add supplements to the soil. The mulch will also help control weed growth and aid the soil in retaining moisture.


Pruning: The Japanese blueberry tree tolerates pruning well in its youth to form an attractive shape. It can be pruned to maintain its natural growth or formed into a cone shape. Without pruning, the tree will slowly grow to a height of 60 feet. However, the tree can easily be sheared to any desired size. Prune the Japanese blueberry tree during the winter months when the tree is dormant.


Pests and Disease: An exceptionally hardy plant, the Japanese blueberry suffers from no known diseases or pests.


Frost Damage: The Japanese blueberry tree does not tolerate frost and damage may occur. Cover the plant with a blanket or sheet if a frost is forecast. If an unusual spring frost should occur, the tree may suffer tip damage or dieback. If damage does occur, prune away the areas

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
shape when growing is like a xmas tree
Miguel A. R on Feb 27, 2018
Just looked good and I want something that will not be messy and cause a lot of clean up work
Eileen R on Apr 12, 2017
shape when growing is like a xmas tree
Miguel A. R on Feb 27, 2018
Good specimen tree.
Golf Bob on Nov 2, 2017
Just looked good and I want something that will not be messy and cause a lot of clean up work
Eileen R on Apr 12, 2017
Good specimen tree.
Golf Bob on Nov 2, 2017
What month/s should you plant a Japanese Blueberry?
Phil B on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
The green leaves are falling a lot. Is it a desease?
Rena Beth on Jul 19, 2018
Can you grow this in a container?
Lynda B on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow them in a container.
How tall do they get?
Carol F on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Japanese Blueberry Tree can get 35 feet at maturity and 30 feet wide.
Does it produce fruits?
Sylvester P on Dec 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it produces berries that are inedible for humans, the Japanese Blueberry tree is a tried-and-true way to attract birds. In fact, the fruit of the Japanese Blueberry is a favorite treat of birds in the tree's native Asia and the South Pacific. Shaped like olives, the blue fruit becomes more plentiful as the tree matures. You'll love how the blueberries contrast with the tree's fall foliage as it attracts birds of all sorts and your space comes alive!
Are the berries edible?
petlove33463 on Dec 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No they are not, and I have had my tree for 2 years, and it is still only 18"tall....same as when I bought it......I got duped by this company
Is this tree salt tolerant?
LeAnna T on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you mean. We live in coastal South Carolina on a retention pond but very close a large river with a marsh that gets ‘tide/brackish’ water. I’m sure that water is also in our ground water. So far the tree has done alright, but we haven’t had it a full year yet.

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