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Thursday - March 17, 2016

From: Fernandina Beach, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Dwarf Form of Japanese Blueberry?
Answered by: Anne Van Nest

QUESTION:

Is there a dwarf variety of Japanese blueberry that will grow in my area? Or is it so non-native that it's not in your category?

ANSWER:

Japanese blueberry (Elaeocarpus decipiens) is from SE Asia and not a native plant to North America, so we don't have information about the plant in our database. A quick online search though did show at least one dwarf introduction called Little Emperor Japanese Blueberry Shogun Series, Elaeocarpus decipiens 'MonProud' from one of the major U.S. nurseries.

 

 

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