Lila Avocado Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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The remarkable Lila Avocado tree is unique because the tree is a semi dwarf variety that produces excellent fruit. The Lila Avocado Tree will reach a mature size of about ten feet tall, and can be kept even smaller by pruning. Some older trees can reach larger sizes, but the Lila Avocado is quite small for an avocado tree. This makes it a good choice for anyone living in colder areas who want a container-grown avocado.

Mature Lila Avocado Trees can be cold hardy down to 15 degrees F. As such, Lila Avocados can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11. Fruit of the Lila Avocados is green, shiny, and has a rich, nutty flavor that is considered of high quality.

Avocado Tree Care

Since Lila Avocado Trees remain at a smaller size than traditional avocado varieties, they can be planted in smaller gardens or places with limited space for larger trees. The Lila Avocado tree still does best in full sun and well-drained soil. They also prefer a spot that has good air-flow.=

Lila Avocado Trees can be grown in a container on a patio or porch that receives full sun for at least 6 ours per day. You can also grow a potted Lila Avocado Tree inside over the coldest winter months. Place the tree in a south-facing window and supplement with grow lights if needed. Use a potting saucer to catch water so you can thoroughly water the tree while indoors. When spring arrives, move your potted avocado tree outdoors for the warmer time of year.

Fruit & Harvesting

Lila Avocado Trees grow medium-sized fruit that are from 6 to 12 ounces each when mature. The fruit is dark green with a yellow-green flesh that is smooth and has a good flavor. Lila Avocados will have fruit from August to October, with some individual trees setting fruit a month earlier or later than others.

In areas with many avocado trees, a Lila Avocado grown alone can produce fruit. The more avocado trees you have, the higher the yield you can expect from each. Harvest the fruit when it reaches full size (6 to 10 ounces) and ripens once picked. The fruit can be picked by hand from the ground, or reached with a picking pole and basket tool.

Growing Zones

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Lila Avocado Trees are a considered a dwarf or semi-dwarf variety. Since they can remain smaller when mature (up to 10 feet tall) which makes these avocado trees great for smaller areas. However, this tree should still be given its own space. Space the new tree at least twelve feet from other trees, walls, or buildings. A sunny location with well-drained, higher ground is preferable to any spot that is prone to standing water.



Can I grow a Lila Avocado Tree in a place that freezes in winter?

The Lila Avocado is considered to be a cold hardy avocado. Mature trees can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees. However, prolonged freezing can affect tree health. If you are outside of USDA Zones 8-11, plant your Lila Avocado tree in a suitable container, and over-winter it indoors.

What is the fruit of a Lila Avocado Tree like?

Lila Avocados are small to medium sized fruits that are shiny, dark green, and a rounded oval shape. The flesh is yellow-green, smooth, and has a pleasing, nutty flavor. They are considered a high quality avocado.

Is the Lila Avocado Tree the same as the Lula Avocado Tree?

While the names are similar, the Lila Avocado Tree is not the same as the Lula Avocado Tree. The Lula Avocado is a larger tree that is less cold-hardy than the smaller, semi-dwarf Lila Avocado Tree.

Where is the Lila Avocado Tree from?

Like the Joey Avocado Tree, the Lila Avocado Tree was first discovered in Uvalde, Texas. Both are cold-hardy varieties that can be grown in USDA Zones 8-11.

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  1. Avocados on the banks of the Columbia River; who would have thought

    Andy Palioca (verified owner)

    I received my trees in early spring and they arrived quickly and efficiently and were healthy and strong. Several were already in bloom and I replanted them per instructions and put them next to my Fantastic and Joey varieties. I decided to let one fruit this season and already have fruit a couple of inches in size in the month of August. The weather along the river is mild and soil is sandy and well drained. The trees are thriving in pots and I will replant in ground this fall. I’m very happy with the trees I received from verses a few I purchased elsewhere.

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      Thanks for your fantastic review. We are delighted to be able to provide you with avocados on the banks of the Columbia River! Enjoy your tree, and thank you for your business.

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  2. Elle M. (verified owner)

    Sellers did not do the paper work necessary to ship trees to California, resulting in my trees being confiscated en route, held for two weeks without water and light, and eventually delivered dead. has been nonresponsive to my attempts to reach out and get resolution from them.

    I will never spend money with this site again, and encourage others to look elsewhere as well, unless they’re interested in nonrefundable dead trees.

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  3. Joshua H. (verified owner)

    Fairly large tree with fantastic roots. Shipped fast and packed very well!

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  4. Joshua H. (verified owner)

    Healthy tree with great roots! Packed very well and shipped fast.

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  5. Ann Marie P. (verified owner)

    When my Lila Avocado tree arrived it was obvious that it had been run over by a truck, I’m guessing it was the delivery truck. The box and pot inside were crushed. The tree was wilting and not very healthy looking. I sent photos and details of what happened to They told me it was normal for a tree to look a little wilted when arriving. They said to wait a month to see how the tree was doing. I paid nearly $100 with shipping for this tree and expected a healthy vibrant tree to arrive. Instead I’m nursing a sad looking tree and hoping for the best. I would have expected them to offer a replacement tree, but no such luck. I won’t be buying from them again.

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