Ugni molinae (Chilean Guava)

Also known as strawberry myrtle, Chilean guava, is an evergreen shrub native to, you guessed it, Chile. In summer they produce fragrant bell shaped flowers followed by small and 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. Hardy to around 10 F.

Requirements: Full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil.

Height: to 2 ft. Spread: to 3 ft.

Ugni molinae

The standard form with glossy, dark green foliage.


A variegated form with white stripes.

'Villarica Strawberry'

A clone from Pucon, Chile introduced by Paul Barney. Smaller leaves and allegedly hardier than the species.