Myrtacaea. (Chilean Guava) A small evergreen shrub with small leaves which are waxy and deep green with occasional seasonal flushes of red-purple. Pale pink and white bell-shaped flowers hang in profusion from late spring. Slowly through the summer the flowers turn to fruit that ripen into delicious tasting, dark berries the size of cranberries in autumn and into winter.
Grow in moist, well drained soil in full sun, sheltered from cold drying winds. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot to induce the plant to fruit.
Ht. 1.7m. Chile. ***