UGNI molinae 'Butterball'

Commonly known as Chilean cranberry, Chilean guava

Buttery-yellow foliage with pinky-orange tips when young. Small pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    glossy leaves to 3.5cm (1½in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Slow-growing, dense, upright shrub. Nodding flowers to 1cm (½in) across from the leaf axils followed by aromatic, edible berries.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds in frosty areas
  • Partial shade

UGNI molinae 'Butterball'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £14.00 each
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a sheltered border
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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.

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

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