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Syzygium oleosum, Blue Lilly Pilly

Syzygium oleosum

Blue Lilly Pilly
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

Small shrub, bush, or tree to 20-40ft, but can grow taller. The blue lilly pilly is fairly hardy and needs only a subtropical climate to flourish. Protection should be given from long or hard freezes. Plants enjoy profuse amounts of water but will grow in drier areas, and grow best in areas of light sun or shade. Flowers are small and fluffy, with a creamy white color. Propagation: By seeds or cuttings. Eaten fresh and used in jams, jellies, preserves, drinks.

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