Guava
Psidium guajava 'Pink'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Psidium (SIGH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: guajava (gwah-JAV-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Aromatic

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Surprise, Arizona

Chowchilla, California

Gonzales, California

Palm Springs, California

San Diego, California

San Pedro, California

Upland, California

Vallejo, California

Hollywood, Florida

Labelle, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida (2 reports)

Miami Beach, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Sweet Home, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 20, 2009, Johnny_Reb from Labelle, FL wrote:

Guavas grow here in south west florida and I have 3 trees. Does anyone know if thay are native to here I have picked them wild sence I was a kid and are thay all the same species ?

Positive

On Sep 30, 2008, emehnert from Lakeland, FL wrote:

the pink and catley or strawberry guavas are widely and easily grown down to zones 9b in florida.

Positive

On May 9, 2006, kimchifan from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm growing my pink guava in zone 9b without problem -- it seems to flourish here in the desert, so I'm surprised to the see zone information listed here as 10+.

I bought my guava last year and it has doubled in size during this time. The first year it blossomed and fruited one mature fruit with two immature fruits. This year it is totally covered in blossoms and I predict only good things.

The tree seemed totally unaffected by winter temperatures when the temperatures drop dramatically at night.

This tree is is lush and green, keeps its leaves all year, and continues to grow like mad. I have nothing but positive things to say about this tree.