japanese blueberry & carolina laurel - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeland, FL
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Question by normguthrie
August 27, 2006
The japanese blueberry & the carolina cherry laurel seem very similar. Are these plants related? I bought a beautiful shrub that the nursery called a japanese blueberry and would like to purchase some more. How can I be sure I'm ordering the right plant? Thanks for any advice you can provide.

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2006

Those two species are not closely related and are different enough to prevent confusing their identities. The following website has a photo of Japanese blueberry:

This next web site has a photo of Carolina Cherry Laurel:

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