Blue Lilly Pilly Tree (syzygium oleosum)

An unusual Australian favorite! This wonderful import has delicious bluish berries with a crunchy sweet flavor, growing in massive clusters from the branches. Fresh fruit can be eaten right off the tree or transformed into amazing jams and jellies. The leaves contain oil dots and are highly aromatic when crushed. Its flowers are small and white-cream colored and grow on panicles. Plants tend to be quite fast growing if there is adequate moisture, and flowering and fruiting do not happen every year, but in some years, the tree can be highly prolific.

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ABOUT THIS FRUITING TROPICAL. Blue Lilly Pilly Tree (syzygium oleosum) – An unusual Australian favorite! This wonderful import has delicious bluish berries with a crunchy sweet flavor, growing in massive clusters from the branches. Fresh fruit can be eaten right off the tree or transformed into amazing jams and jellies. The leaves contain oil dots and are highly aromatic when crushed. Its flowers are small and white-cream colored and grow on panicles. Plants tend to be quite fast growing if there is adequate moisture, and flowering and fruiting do not happen every year, but in some years, the tree can be highly prolific. The growth rate of Blue Lilly Pilly will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.

QUICK SPECS

OUTDOOR
Zone 10a-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Rich Moist
% SUN
80-100%

POT SIZE
2x2x7″ Deep
INCLUDES
One Tree


TROPICAL TREE CARE. Tropical trees grow happily while flowering and fruiting in a pot or in-ground. They will add an edible accent to your outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized tree can be relocated indoors for the winter months. When you receive your new tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new tropical tree.

CONTAINER SIZE. All tropical fruiting varieties grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Smaller varieties grow best in 12″ to 16″ diameter pots while larger varieties need enough room for growth, generally a 16″ to 30″ diameter, 14+” deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your tree will be. When the tree becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL. Blue Lilly Pilly Trees enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.

FERTILIZER. To help establish your new Blue Lilly Pilly Tree, fertilize sparingly ten inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT. Best outdoors if grown in zone 10a-11, find your zone here. This tree requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Blue Lilly Pilly Trees should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted tree will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS. At the nursery these trees are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this tree in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE. All Blue Lilly Pilly Trees for sale will vary in size. In the spring, trees are often smaller than trees shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep plugs are 7 or 9 inches deep and 2 or 2.5 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -7 or -9. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.

Note: Before leaving, plants are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You may want to order your Blue Lilly Pilly Tree (syzygium oleosum) online now while they are in stock, supplies are limited.

Weight 5 lbs

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?   Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states. We do NOT ship to AK, HI or PR. Orders placed from these areas will be refunded and cancelled. Orders placed from the western regions in the US can have an extended delivery time up to 9 days, we strongly recommend orders be placed in early spring or late fall to avoid hot summer temps. In these regions you are accepting full responsibility for the shipment and understand the risks involved due to distance and temperatures. Western shipments are not guaranteed in the months of June-July-August-September.

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $16.49
Plus $2.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $16.49
5 Items $26.49
10 Items $38.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.