Area of origin:
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2m (6,6'), width up to 1.5m
Foliage: Evergreen, aromatic
Soil Type: Dislikes lime (pH<6). Avoid ground that is
Hardiness: Tolerant to -8°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
Perfumed pink flowers in April and May. The fruit, Chinese
Guavas are little berries that measure 1cm in diameter. They
are edible and eaten fresh or in sorbets. At first they are
red-purple in colour but are not ready for harvesting until they
are clear red. Planted alone or within a flowerbed this shrub
is stunning in any garden, it can also be planted in a container
for balconies and terraces.