(Myrtle or or Chilean Guava) Native to Chile, Ugni molinae is a handsome slow growing, small to medium sized shrub with dark green leaves and bell-shaped pale pink and white flowers in mid to late summer.
Native to Chile, Ugni molinae is a handsome slow growing, small to medium sized shrub with dark green leaves and bell-shaped pale pink and white flowers in mid to late summer. These pretty flowers are followed by edible, tasty dark red berries in autumn which can be eaten directly for used for cooking.
Most suited to a position in sun or light, dappled shade in a warm, sheltered garden! Can be grown in a large container. Not suitable for cold, windy areas.
- Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, lime free soil.
- Hardiness: Requires a warm position. Ugni molinae requires shelter from cold winter winds and protection in cold winters. If grown in a large container be prepared to move it into a unheated greenhouse or similar in the winter.
- Flowering Period: July - August.
- Flower Colour: White or pale pink
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Ugni molinae eventually grows to be a small to medium sized shrub with a bushy, rounded habit.
- Height: 1 - 1.5 m (4 - 5 ft).
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft).
- Notes: Also known as Myrtus molinae.. Please be aware that Ugni molinae 'Flambeau' can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Scented, Suitable for Containers, Fruit - Edible