Chilean Guava (Ugni molinae) NN


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Plant Description: A very attractive shrub, Chilean Guava produces profuse, fragrant, small white flowers followed by pretty red berries. Sweet with a sprightly, Guava-like flavor and fragrance. Fruit are delicious for fresh eating and for making jams and jellies. Makes a nice container plant and can be brought inside when severe cold threatens. Self-fertile and hardy to about 10º F, possibly lower once established.

  • Height: 3-4 ft
  • Watering Needs: moderate
  • Sun Needs: 1/2 day to full sun
  • Soil Needs: well-drained, acidic soil
  • Bloom Time: May-June
  • Ripening Time: October
  • Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting

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