Common name(s): Chilean guava, strawberry myrtle
Description: an evergreen shrub native to, you guessed it, Chile. In summer it will produce fragrant bell shaped flowers followed by small, yet delicious dark red berries. It was one of Queen Victoria's favorite fruits and she is largely to thank for its prevalence in British and Western gardening. Relatively slow-growing and self-fertile but may yield more fruit with multiple plants.
Height: to 4 ft. Spread: to 3 ft.
Position: full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil
Uses: culinary- preserves, sauces, fruit salads, etc.
Winter Hardiness: to 10 F and below