Syzygium oleosum growing plant of the genus Syzygium also known as Blue Lilly Pilly, Syzygium oleosum perennial evergreen tree that can be design as shrub also used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Leaves are shiny and when the leaf is young it grow in red color

Flower grow color white with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,

Syzygium oleosum fruits

Fruit color is blue-purple, the fruit taste sweet

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How to grow Syzygium oleosum growing and care:

More than -5 C but better frost free, when the tree is young have to be frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Seeds grow too easily and can be invasive in the garden

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For design to easier pick

Size of the plant?
Tree 5-9 m (15-27 feet), shrub 2-3 m (6-10 feet) (need to design it for shrub)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / early summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Syzygium oleosum fruits?
Eat raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Ripening of fruit:
Require to eat it fully ripen cause the fruit astringent

Scientific name:

Syzygium oleosum

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