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Ugni molinae
Common Name: Chilean Guava Family: Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)

The Chilean guava, Ugni molinae, is a popular fruit in markets in Chile but little-known here. The plant is a rounded to columnar, evergreen shrub with small, dark green, shiny foliage. The fragrant late spring flowers are pendulous bells in pale pink and white with pinkish red sepals. The fruit, which forms in summer and fall, is ruby red with a kind of strawberry and pine flavour in the most delicious sort of way. Plant in a protected situation in coastal BC. In colder climates grow in a greenhouse or sunny, cool room in the winter. Photo: Wikipedia.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - Central and South America

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypeShrub Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height4-6' Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread2-3' FragranceYes
Light Exposure Full Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Alchemilla mollis

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