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Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Blueberry Muffin'

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Photos credit J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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The leaves of this handsome Asian evergreen shrub are resistant to leaf spot   They are gray-green when they first open, and later mature to a dark green or blue-green color.  In winter the leaves may turn a subdued purple-green. The white, slightly fragrant flowers bloom in mid to late April or early May and are followed by blue berries. This feature may be especially good in this clone hence the variety name. This plant prefers moist, well drained soil, but tolerates drought and restricted space well.  It also thrives in coastal areas due to high salt tolerance.  'Blueberry Muffin' was introduced by the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina and is reputed to be more cold hardy than most Rhapiolepis.

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USDA Hardiness Zone 7b - 10