UGNI molinae

Commonly known as Chilean guava, Murtillo

(Myrtus ugni) - white flowers followed by delicious wine-red edible fruits
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UGNI molinae

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  • Evergreen
    glossy, dark-green leaves to 3.5cm (1½in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright shrub. Nodding flowers to 1cm (½in) across, sometimes tinged pink, are produced singly from the leaf axils, followed by aromatic berries 1cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from colds winds in frosty areas.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    introduced into England by William Lobb in 1844. Became the favourite fruit of Queen Victoria. Attractive to insects. Exceptionally can grow to 3m (10ft)
  • Pests & Diseases
  • Place of origin
    Chile, western Argentina.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Ugni molinae - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)

Buy Varieties of UGNI molinae

UGNI molinae 'Butterball'

UGNI molinae 'Butterball'

Chilean cranberry, Chilean guava

Buttery-yellow foliage with pinky-orange tips when young. Small pink flowers

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UGNI molinae 'Flambeau'

UGNI molinae 'Flambeau'

Chilean guava, Murtillo

Variegated leaves tinged with pink. An attractive plant especially when the berries are also present

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