Guava (Psidium guajava)

$32.71 incl. GST

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 140-145cm

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  • Psidium guajava, the common guava, yellow guava, or lemon guava, is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
  • It is easily pollinated by insects; in culture, mainly by the common honey bee, Apis mellifera.
  • Guava is a fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow to a height of 3-10 m.
  • It has a shallow root system.
  • Guava produces low drooping branches from the base and suckers from the roots.
  • The trunk is slender, 20 cm in diameter, covered with a smooth green to red-brown bark that peels off in thin flakes.
  • Young twigs are pubescent.
  • The leaves grow in pairs, opposite each other.
  • The leaf blade is elliptic to oblong in shape, 5-15 cm long x 3-7 cm broad, finely pubescent, and veined on the lower face, glabrous on the upper face.
  • The flowers are white in color, about 3 cm in diameter, solitary or in 2-3 flower clusters borne at the axils of newly emerging lateral shots.
  • The fruit is a fleshy, pyriform, or ovoid berry that can weigh up to 500 g (Orwa et al., 2009).
  • The skin color is yellowish to orange.
  • The flesh can be white, yellow, pink, or red, sour to sweet.


  • The guava grows well in any type of soil conditions but will produce better in rich soils high in organic matter.
  • They also prefer well-drained soil in the pH range of 5 to 7.
  • Good drainage is recommended but guavas are seen growing spontaneously on land with a high water table, too wet for most other fruit trees but will not tolerate salty soils. 


  • The use of a guava tree fertilizer with a 6-6-6-2 (nitrogen–phosphorus–potassium–magnesium) ratio is recommended.
  • For each feeding, scatter the fertilizer evenly on the ground, starting a foot (30 cm.) from the trunk, then spreading out to the tree drip line.
  • Rake it in, then water.


  • Plant guava in full sun
  • In dessert, regions plant guava in partial shade or protect plants from the midday sun.


  • Like other tender subtropicals, guavas need a frost-free location but are not too fussy otherwise.
  • Guavas have survived dry summers with no water, although they do best with regular deep watering.
  • The ground should be allowed to dry to a depth of several inches before watering again.


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