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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.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces edible berries.Place of originSouth America.
Buy Varieties of UGNI
(Myrtus ugni) - white flowers followed by delicious wine-red edible fruits
buttery-yellow foliage with pinky-orange tips when young. Small pink flowers
variegated leaves tinged with pink. An attractive plant especially when the berries are also present
pale pink scented flowers followed by edible fruit in autumn, slightly larger than that of U. molinae.