Ugni molinae 'Butterball' (Strawberry myrtle 'Butterball) Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Strawberry myrtle 'Butterball' (Ugni molinae 'Butterball') Herb in 1 litre pot
An upright, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with small, leathery, elliptic to ovate, golden tipped dark green leaves, pink-flushed, pale yellow when young, and, in late spring and early summer, bell-shaped, lightly fragrant, pale pink flowers followed by spherical, strawberry flavoured, edible, reddish-purple to dark red fruit. Also known as Chilean Guava 'Butterball'
May be grown outdoors in mild areas where it will tolerate a few degrees of frost if sheltered from cold drying winds. If you are in a really cold area and are tempted to grow this lovely fruit then why not grow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.
The fruit of the Strawberry Myrtle are edible they smell of Strawberries and should be left to ripen into mid-autumn, perhaps a little later. In Australia and New Zealand it is grown and sold as Tazziberry. Strawberry Myrtle make a fabulous alternative to cranberries and blueberries, bringing their own perfume and flavour to any recipe that uses them or the berries, can be used to make Gin and jams.
Buy'Strawberry myrtle 'Butterball' Online
Our Strawberry myrtle 'Butterball' potted herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September, plant out once risk of frost has past.
|Ugni molinae 'Butterball' (Strawberry myrtle 'Butterball) Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining soil|
|Latin Name||Ugni molinae 'Butterball'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy|
|Special Features||Attractive Foliage|
|Type of Garden||Container/Patio|