Informal hedge or Specimen
This beautiful accent is under-used because not many people have discovered it.
But its good looks, low maintenance requirements, and small size make it ideal for plant nuts and armchair gardeners alike.
The narrow form fits in almost anywhere, even in areas of limited space.
As landscape trees, these make great substitutes for holly trees.
The tree produces small white flowers in spring followed by dark blue inedible berries in fall and winter. The dense foliage is a lush deep green with an occasional bright red leaf.
Most people leave the tree's foliage full to the ground - though you can trim up the base for a more classic tree look.
It can be manicured to use in formal designs or branch-trimmed occasionally for use in more casual, eclectic landscapes.
Japanese blueberries are versatile trees - they can be used very effectively for privacy, specimen trees, backdrop plantings, or even in "natural" groupings.
Unless you're very young or extremely patient, buy a larger size since the rate of growth is slow.
Average size in the landscape: 12'Tx4'W
Average height: 8-12'
Color: Small White flowers in spring with dark berries in
Bloom Time: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Usage: Medium