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UGNI

Commonly known as Chilean cranberry, Chilean guava

Resist the temptation and wait until these berries are dark red in mid- to late autumn for a unique taste treat.

Genus of 4 species of evergreen shrubs or trees found in forest and scrub in South America.

The species usually found is the Chilean guava, valued for its piquant, dark red berries, used commercially as strawberry flavouring.

The synonym myrtus ugni shows its similarity to myrtle.


  • Evergreen - shrubs and trees with small, elliptic to oval, leathery leaves and solitary cup- or bowl-shaped flowers.
  • Full sun - shelter from colds winds in frosty areas
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - produces edible berries.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - South America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of UGNI

UGNI molinae

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Commonly known as: Chilean guava, Murtillo.
(Myrtus ugni) - white flowers followed by delicious wine-red edible fruits
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£15.00 each

UGNI molinae 'Butterball'

UGNI molinae 'Butterball'  >


Commonly known as: Chilean cranberry, Chilean guava.
Buttery-yellow foliage with pinky-orange tips when young. Small pink flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£15.00 each

UGNI molinae 'Flambeau'

UGNI molinae 'Flambeau'  >


Commonly known as: Chilean guava, Murtillo.
Variegated leaves tinged with pink. An attractive plant especially when the berries are also present
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£15.00 each

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