The Guava Tree is a sweet, fragrant tropical fruit ranges in size from a small egg size to that of a medium apple. To eat raw, guavas should be very ripe. They make excellent jams, preserves and sauces. Guava trees are very attractive with blotchy patched bark in greens, browns and creams. They have pretty fluffy flowers and are ornamental whether in fruit or flower. Guavas are ideal for use as fruiting hedges, landscaping trees and as ornamental potted specimen trees where they will be happy to produce masses of fruit. The strawberry guava is more suited to smaller gardens because of its compact growing habit.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
February, March, April, May, June, July
Customer Comments on Guava Tree
The chewed on leaves are a good tonic for sufferers of golden staphloccii bugs | Daniel Martin Turl - Gowrie, A.C.T 15-Jul-2008
I have a 5 year-old guava tree. It produces plenty of flowers but no fruit. Applied soluble potassium sulphate with no improvement. The tree and leaves are healthy and the tree is 2.5 m tall. What is the problem? Many thanks, Erika | Erika Haber - Salamander Bay-port Stephens, NSW 13-Nov-2008
HELP !!! I have a full grown guava tree that bears abundance of fruit but are not edible. Looks like the fruit fly takes over and the fruit are full of little worms/maggot-like... What do I do to prevent this foreign invasion ? | Jane Lewis - Seven Hills , NSW 21-Dec-2008
To JANE LEWIS-SEVEN HILLS : Put all fruit-fly infested fruit into a black plastic bag and put in the sun for a week or two.Or put in a container of water for a month or two or more.Read a library book by Louis Glowinski ' ...Fruit Growing in Australia'. | Rolflora - Ovahere, NSW 19-Jan-2009
TO JANE LEWIS :It might also be a seedling guava and so might never have tasty fruit.Buy a daley guava.What is the colour and size of the fruit?Pick some early and ripen them in the kitchen.Post your question on the daley's forum. | Rolflora - Ovahere, NSW 19-Jan-2009
I have a Guava Tree which about a year oldIts growth is progressing well However since about 10 days now the leaves are turning brown with rust coloured patches how do I stop this leaf problem? | Ronnie Bhabha - Kingsgrove, NSW 11-Apr-2009
Have yellow + red strawbs - yummy. Indian (so-so) and hawiaain (v.good) Hawiaain dropped all its fruit b4 ripe whats wrong? | A.sunley - Geraldton, WA 10-May-2009
Fruit fly: an orchard u should hangover a 5-7 plastic boxes with chemical in it at different locations...if u have further problem .. contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, thx | Muhammad Asad Abbas - University Of Agriculture, Pakistan, PAK 31-May-2011
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Boil some leaves in water and add to a bath, the leaves have healing properties for psoriasis sufferers. My 3yr old sons skin clears up after a bath and looks normal, leaves Known to have potent anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory propertie | Avegail - West Pymble, 2073 21-Apr-2013
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Feed with fruit tree food every 3 months. has big crops of fruit only after 6 months in ground. | Lynne Paterson - Birkdale Brisbane, QLD 24-May-2014
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Weed warning: The strawberry guava is a hardy small tree that prolifically bears small dark red guavas that self seed readily and are highly desired by birds and humans. They are hardy in full sun and will also grow quickly under the full canopy of a rainforest. They can be difficult to remove once established. Best grown under netting or covered with a mosquito net when in fruit. Some of the other guava species can also be found self seeded on the roadside/fencelines etc. and are become a concern in Nth NSW / Sth Qld coastal regions.