Lila Avocado Tree

3 Gallon Pot. Ships 2 - 3' Tall.
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The Lila Avocado Tree is a Mexican variety with green-skinned fruit that has a rich, nutty flavor. The medium-sized, pear-shaped fruit has many uses. Add avocados to salads, smoothies, and other dishes for a boost in vitamins and protein.

Avocado trees are dense, evergreen trees that grow fast in tropical climates. These trees are remarkable in their ability to thrive under a broad range of environmental conditions. Avocado trees prefer mild temperatures, good draining soil, humidity, and 6 hours of sun.

Mature Lila Avocado Trees can be cold hardy down to 30 degrees F – tolerating even colder temperatures in short periods of time. Lila is becoming more popular for being more cold-tolerant than other varieties of avocado. Fruit holds well on the tree.

When planted in the ground, the Lila Avocado Tree can reach a mature size of about 25 feet tall and can be kept even smaller by pruning. When growing in a container, make sure the soil completely dries out before watering again deeply. These trees have shallow roots, so be sure to choose a container that is just as wide as it is tall. Good drainage is key.

Avocado trees are self-fertile, although more than one tree is better for pollination. The best pollination is achieved by having both Type A and Type B trees for cross-pollination. Lila is a Type A and Joey is an example of a Type B.

Lila avocados ripen from September to October.

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Nutty
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 25' tall x 25' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 8 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best results.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow avocado trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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