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Chilean guava (Myrtus ugni) grows as a small evergreen shrub, a metre across and, unpruned, can reach a similar height. As with its cousin Myrtle, the leaves are small, waxy and deep green with occasional seasonal flushes of red-purple.
With sun on your side, you'll have pale pink and white bell-shaped flowers hanging in profusion from late spring. Slowly through the summer the flowers turn to fruit that ripen into dark berries in autumn and into winter.

It is hardy down to -10°C or thereabouts and will need a sunny, sheltered spot to induce the plant to fruit but the most trouble it'll give you is in digging a small hole in which to plant it. It really is low-maintenance.

Plant your Chilean guava in a moist, well drained soil in full sun, sheltered from cold drying winds.

Supplied in a 9cm Pot.

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It is hardy down to -10°C or thereabouts and will need a sunny, sheltered spot to induce the plant to fruit but the most trouble it'll give you is in digging a small hole in which to plant it. It really is low-maintenance.

To stack the odds in your favour, plant your Chilean guava in a moist, well drained soil in full sun, sheltered from cold drying winds.

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Chilean Guava

This species is common in Chile and usually grows on cleared land or on the edge of woods, forming part of the bush community. The fruit is very aromatic and has a fabulous flavour that is similar to wild strawberries. It is used in southern Chile to make jam, and can also be soaked in gin and sugar to produce a Chilean version of sloe gin.