Ugni molinae(Chilean Guava) 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.
Chilean Guava (Ugni molinae) Herb in 1L Pot
Chilean Guava or strawberry myrtle grows as a small evergreen shrub or tree and is native of Chile. It is very similar to myrtle and has small waxy leaves. It's pale pink flowers in the summer turn to fruit that ripens into aromatic dark berries 1cm across in the autumn and are edible. The fruit was a firm favourite of Queen Victoria who had them shipped up to London from the milder climes of Cornwall.
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 Chilean Guava 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. Chilean guava make a fabulous alternative to cranberries and blueberries, bringing their own perfume and flavour to any recipe that uses them.
Buy Chilean Guava Online
Our potted Chilean Guava herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Ugni molinae(Chilean Guava) Herb Plant|
|Aspect/Site||Full sun/Partial shade|
|Soil Type||Moisture retentive soil|
|Latin Name||Ugni molinae|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy|
|Special Features||Attractive Foliage|
|Type of Garden||Container/Patio|