The Chilean guava was very popular in the 1800s in England, but only recently has begun to regain popularity as a fruiting and ornamental plant. The fruit itself has a tasty, tangy and aromatic flavour and ideal grazing food for children. The plants can be grown as a shrub or trained into a fairly formal hedge that looks somewhat like a box hedge.
Grows 1.5 x 0.6m
Grows and fruits well in partial shade or full sun. Tolerant of salty maritime air, and are moderately wind tolerant, though grows better in sheltered sites. Prefers free-draining soil fairly rich in organic matter.
Mix in compost and sheep pellets with your top soil when planting.
Prune after fruiting. Can be trimmed hard to create a formal shape.
Feed with Kings Slow Release Citrus Food in spring or for a natural option mulch with sheep pellets and liquid feed with Ocean Grow.