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Ugni molinae 'Flambeau'


The Chilean guava, Ugni molinae, has evergreen variegated foliage and tasty ruby red fruit.

The Chilean guava, Ugni molinae, is a popular fruit in markets in Chile but little-known here. The plant is a rounded to columnar, evergreen shrub with, in the case of 'Flambeau', small blue-green leaves with creamy white edges and pink-flushed new growth. The fragrant late spring flowers are pendulous bells in pale pink and white with pinkish red sepals. The fruit, which forms in summer and fall, is ruby red with a kind of strawberry and pine flavour in the most delicious sort of way. Plant in a protected situation in coastal BC. In colder climates grow in a greenhouse or sunny, cool room in the winter.

Common Name: Chilean Guava

Family: Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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