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Psidium guajava

Guava

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  • Psidium guajava | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Psidium guajava | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Psidium guajava (Guava). This species of tree will reach about 9m with a dense, bushy canopy. It will produce scaly, greenish bark. The leaves are about 15cm long there leathery with prominent veins and downy undersides. The flowers will bloom in the spring, they are followed by round, 8cm diameter fruits with pink flesh and yellow skins.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Columbia, Peru

Interest and use

Food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need a warm to hot climate, You need to grow in a protected position with rich, moist, free-draining soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by layering or grafting.

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