Little Emperor™ Japanese Blueberry Tree
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- Fragrant flowers
- Non-staining ornamental fruit
- Attractive screening plant
Weight: 18 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 120 inches
Up to 120 inches
Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Bears Fruit, Fragrant
Attractive foliage, Fragrant flowers, Ornamental fruit
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionFertilize in early spring before new growth begins. Prune as needed to control shape and size, though little pruning is generally needed.
Effort of Care
Rich, well-drained soil
Full sun will result in denser growth, provide some afternoon shade in hot summer climates
Water deeply and regularly until established, then water less frequently. Somewhat drought tolerant, but prefers regular water.
Disease and Pests
A phytoplasma can cause a condition known as Elaeocarpus Yellows
USDA Hardiness Zone