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Psidium guajava /Guava

Psidium guajava  / Psidium guajava
Close-up image of this ripening tropical fruit
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Close-up image of this ripening tropical fruit

White flowers showing many stamens and pistils

A typical tree growing as a lawn specimen

A string of young fruit and foliage

Spring flowers and more buds ready to open

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Scientific Name: Psidium guajava
Common Name: Guava
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Flowers are fragrant in spring followed by fruit that ripen in fall. When ripe, the guava becomes soft and juicy. It is eaten fresh, made into a juice or nectar containing fruit pulp, or made into preserves, jam, jelly, and paste. The guava is a very good source of vitamin C.