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Syzygium megacarpa - Lau Lau Tree

Syzygium megacarpa - Lau Lau Tree (Syzygium megacarpa - Lau Lau Tree)

My little Lau Lau tree has larger leaves than it is tall. This little tree is 9 inches tall and the newest leaves are 11 inches long. The leaves will eventually grow to 2 1/2 ft long. This extremely rare tropical tree appears to grow very well outside here in San Diego, CA. Photo taken April 4, 2024.

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It can grow to more than 30 ft (10 m). I think it’s kept much small in the few areas it grows outdoors in the US, though. It’s very rare in the US. On the tropical South Pacific islands it’s a pretty common tree, from what I’ve read.

7 Apr, 2024


It looks great! 👍

11 Apr, 2024


Thanks! I hope it’ll continue to grow well!

14 Apr, 2024

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