UGNI molinae

Commonly known as Chilean guava, Murtillo

(Myrtus ugni) - white flowers followed by delicious wine-red edible fruits
Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • 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 colds winds in frosty areas.
  • Partial shade

UGNI molinae

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  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (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.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • 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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