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PlantFiles: Lemon Guava, Kuawa-lemi
Psidium cattleianum subsp. lucidum

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Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Psidium (SIGH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: cattleianum subsp. lucidum

Synonym:Psidium littorale

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive stressbaby On Oct 15, 2006, stressbaby from Fulton, MO wrote:

Easy, pest free in the greenhouse. Fruits at a small size, earlier than other guava. Habit is ungainly. Tasty fruit.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Anaheim, California
Lafayette, California
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
Paradise, California
San Jose, California
Vallejo, California
Kailua, Hawaii
Beaumont, Texas
Houston, Texas



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