Syzygium oleosum

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 Syzygium oleosum subsp. var.  Blue cherry, Blue lillypilly
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Habit: tree
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 12
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Syzygium oleosum, commonly known as the Blue Lilly Pilly, is a species of Syzygium tree native to eastern Australian rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests. It is usually a small tree, 4 to 15 m tall. The leaves are opposite, simple and lanceolate to ovate, with a dark glossy upper surface and paler under-surface. The leaves have oil dots and are distinctly aromatic when crushed, with aromas reminiscent of mango or apricot. Its flowers are small and white-cream colored. It produces a purplish red fruit when young, changing to purplish blue when ripe, 13–40 mm in diameter.[1]

The fruit can be eaten freshly picked from the tree or cooked. It has a pleasantly crisp texture and is mildly aromatic and sweet. The fruit can also be made into jams, jellies and wine. It is also grown as an ornamental plant.



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  1. Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, ISBN 0-909605-57-2

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