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Guava Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Psidium Guajava

 

Guava Tree

The guava tree is a small tree with a wide, short canopy and a sturdy trunk - sometimes a multi-stemmed trunk- with mottled bark of a greenish colour. The leaves are serrated, and 3"-7" long, and white 1" fragrant flowers are followed by small round, oval or pear-shaped soft-fleshed white, pink, orange or red berries. The tree is not frost hardy, and normally will only bear fruit in tropical climes and conditions, but will sometimes bear fruit in cooler climes in a green-house or conservatory. In the right conditions guava trees might reach 20' in height

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plant Features
  • Guava Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Guava Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Guava Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Guava Tree likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Guava Tree

Latin name

Psidium Guajava

type

Fruiting tree

family

Myrtaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Guava Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Guava Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Guava Tree likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Guava Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Guava Tree is 3.00meters x 4.00meters 3.00 M 4.00 M

Psidium Guajava

The guava tree is a small tree with a wide, short canopy and a sturdy trunk - sometimes a multi-stemmed trunk- with mottled bark of a greenish colour. The leaves are serrated, and 3"-7" long, and white 1" fragrant flowers are followed by small round, oval or pear-shaped soft-fleshed white, pink, orange or red berries. The tree is not frost hardy, and normally will only bear fruit in tropical climes and conditions, but will sometimes bear fruit in cooler climes in a green-house or conservatory. In the right conditions guava trees might reach 20' in height


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Growing guava from seed can be done, but a tree grown from seed will not bear fruit for up to 8 years. The seed can be harvested from a fruit, and then needs to have the flesh soaked off it - after which the seed will remain viable for months. Boil the seeds for five minutes before planting, to soften the tough outside of the seed, and encourage germination. Germination may take up to 8 weeks.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

In a tropical climate, the tree can be planted outdoors. For everywhere else, a container grown plant can be brought indoors over the cooler periods. Either way, the plant needs free-draining soil and a sunny position.

 
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