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Chilean Guava 'KA-POW'

Ugni molinae | Chilean Guava, Strawberry Myrtle, Tazziberry

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

A really unusual berrying shrub with an utterly unique flavour

Ornamental as well as edible providing beautiful flowers fruit and evergreen foliage

Can even be grown as an edible hedge

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Chilean Guava 'KA-POW' is a fruiting shrub which will explode your taste buds! Bred in the UK and named by James Wong, this berrying shrub is totally unique, bursting with strawberry, spice, mint and bubble-gum flavours. Not only will it delight you with its wonderful fruit, but it is also an attractive ornamental shrub in its own right, providing varied interest throughout the year. Chilean Guava 'KA-POW' is an evergreen shrub from Chile related to the myrtle with small, deep green leaves which when crushed are intensely aromatic. In late spring it produces pinkish-white, bell-shaped flowers which are sweetly fragrant and attractive to pollinating insects. These are followed in autumn by deep red fruit, similar to blueberries, which smell fabulous. For the best flavour, resist their delicious aroma and wait for the fruit to fully ripen in late autumn and early winter before harvesting.

Despite being Queen Victoria's favourite fruit, the Chilean Guava is rarely seen in the UK and if you are after something really unusual which will make your friends curious, this fruiting shrub is definitely one to try. A low maintenance shrub, it is hardy in most areas of the UK provided it is given a warm, sunny and sheltered position away from cold winds. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 1m (3').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KC4732)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KC4733)
6 x 9cm Potted Plants (KC4734)

Pot up your Chilean Guava and grow on in frost free conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a period of 7 to 10 days.

Transplant your shrub into borders and containers outdoors in moist, well-drained soil. Choose a warm position in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. A south-facing border, sunny patio or sheltered wall is ideal. When growing in containers use a soil-based compost such as John Innes No. 3.

Although hardy in most areas, in more northerly gardens or in very harsh winters it is recommended that frost protection such as fleecing is provided. Chilean Guava grows very happily in a pot in which case it can be brought into the greenhouse or conservatory over the winter if needed.

Chilean Guava berries are delicious eaten fresh but you can also use them in recipes in the same way as blueberries, for jams, muffins and even flavoured gins.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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