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Ugni molinae 'Flambeau'

Common Name:
Chilean guava
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Attractive grey-green leaves have cream edges and new leaves are flushed pink on this variegated form of Chilean guava. It grows slowly to about 5 feet high. It should carry the same small pinkish white flowers in summer that mature to small tangy fruits in the fall, though we have not seen flowers or fruits yet. Grow in sun or light shade, with moderate watering.