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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.
EvergreenShrubs and trees with small, elliptic to oval, leathery leaves and solitary cup- or bowl-shaped flowers.
Full sunShelter from colds winds in frosty areas
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces edible berries.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSouth America.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
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