Cherry Guava

Psidium cattleianum var. longipes (Cherry Guava)

Full Sun Part Shade


Also known as Strawberry Guava.

A frost hardy small tree. white multi-stamen flowers develop into red fruit with excellent tangy , sweet flavour. Small pointed dark green foliage forms a bushy shrub to small tree 2-5m tall by 1-2m wide. Pretty fluffy white flowers spring to early summer. Guava fruit are highly variable. This form has rounded burgundy red-brown fruit when ripe. The flesh is also a purplish red. Fruit generally ripen in late summer but in subtropical climates may crop twice a year. Heavy cropping tree. Perfect for an informal fruiting hedge, using fruit for fresh or cooked meals, make juice, jam or jelly. Great in containers/pots.

Suited to fertile free draining soils in warm sunny sites. Enrich soil with well rotted compost and manure in thick mulch. Choose a site protected from strong wind. Prune to encourage woody stems close to the main framework which will bear fruit.

  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Grows approx. 2-5m x 1-2m.
  • Rounded burgundy red-brown fruit when ripe.

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Small Tree

Medium Shrub

2-5m Mature Height

1-2m Mature Width

Product Information

Pot Size

14cm pot


Full Sun, Part Shade


Flowering, Fruiting, Shrub (Medium Height), Tree (Small Height)

Foliage Colour

Green tones

Flower Colour



Prune after fruiting, Shelter from wind, Well Drained Position

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