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Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« on: August 15, 2020, 03:24:18 PM »
Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants

Fast growing yet not invasive. Drought tolerant once established but enjoy regular water to look their best and produce beautiful flowers and fruit. Foliage emits a spicy fruity scent when crushed.

This tree can reach up to 21 feet in a home garden, but can be kept at shrub or hedge height with adequate pruning. They are also great in a container or as a bonsai. They make a perfect screen, windbreak, or shade tree. They like Full sun to part shade but I have given them full shade with no problems.

The blue 1/2" to 1" fruits  taste like a refreshing apple, lightly sweet with hints of lavender and ginger. They are one of the most cold tolerant of the Syzigium family. Hardy to zone 9a. They are related to Rose Apple, Java Plum, Malay apple, and Java Apple and have a similar crispness and flavor. Blue Lilly Pilly berries may be eaten straight off the tree or used to make jams, sauces, syrups, confections and wine.



These plants are seed grown and come in
4 pots roughly 8-12 tall
$10 each plus shipping.


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« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 08:06:20 PM by FruitFly »

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 08:07:50 PM »
Post updated with more info.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 08:57:17 PM »
I'll be visiting San Diego area and LA area this weekend. Is there any chance to visit your place if you have some Fruit, seeds, cuttings for sell apart from the pilly?

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 01:37:01 PM »
I'll be visiting San Diego area and LA area this weekend. Is there any chance to visit your place if you have some Fruit, seeds, cuttings for sell apart from the pilly?


I live about 8 hrs drive from LA and have no other plants for sale at this time. I may post some other things in the fall when things cool down however.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 08:00:14 PM »
First packages sent out today.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2020, 09:10:18 PM »
I think the US needs more species of lilly pillies. S. papyraceum,alliligneum,cormiflorum,fibrosum,wilsoni and luemanni would be nice companions for oleosum.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2020, 01:31:27 PM »
Do you have access to seeds and or plants of these mike?

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2020, 05:13:42 PM »
Yes they are some of my local species. The flowering display of most lilly pillys is quite a show and it attracts the bees.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2020, 11:18:33 PM »
Wow! What annona is that in the picture?

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2020, 11:36:24 PM »
I will remove it as it is an erdon lee lychee that is on every post.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2020, 11:39:09 PM »


Just chose a random pic to accompany each post. That handsome paw is mine and it is the finest lychee around.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 08:47:43 AM »
Received my Lilly Pillys in great condition thanks to efficient packaging. Thanks!

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 10:59:25 AM »
Received my Lilly Pillys in fabulous condition yesterday-

thank you so much for the xtras too!

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2020, 10:30:57 PM »


Just chose a random pic to accompany each post. That handsome paw is mine and it is the finest lychee around.


So jealous!!

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2020, 10:35:48 PM »
@ elouicious and TheGivingTree. So glad they arrived safely! Thanks for posting that you received them and that they were in good shape! Enjoy!

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2020, 12:53:11 PM »
Mine also in perfect condition, nice size, and arrived fast. Here is a photo of them after repotting. 


Thanks again FruitFly. (Please don't visit my future fruits)

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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2020, 02:36:13 PM »
Mine also in perfect condition, nice size, and arrived fast. Here is a photo of them after repotting. 


Thanks again FruitFly. (Please don't visit my future fruits)

BwaHaHa! Thanks FLnative for posting a lovely review and photo of your plants!
Happy growing!

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2020, 04:06:12 PM »
Mine arrived today, looking good and healthy.

Look just like FLnative's, without the fancy repot job.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 09:51:50 PM »
Mine arrived today, looking good and healthy.

Look just like FLnative's, without the fancy repot job.

Thank you very much.

Thanks roblack! Just seeing this now! Good luck & have a happy holiday!

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2020, 01:10:21 AM »
Hi! Are there any Lilly Pilly seedlings left for shipping to Phoenix?

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2020, 09:19:16 AM »
Are these self pollinating?

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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2020, 08:49:16 AM »
Looks like they are self pollinating. Pm sent. D

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2020, 07:47:47 PM »
Received my plants yesterday in great condition, great size to them too.

Thank you bro

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2020, 07:57:15 PM »
Also received mine last night.

Prompt shipment!

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Re: Syzigium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly plants
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2020, 08:43:25 PM »
Just did a cold tolerance test with one of these plants last night-

It is in the ground and mulched but we had frost and I will report back on whether or not the plant survives

 

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