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Psidium guajava Hawaiian Guava

A small bushy tree to large shrub growing up to 5 metres depending on conditions, can be pruned to just 2 metres for easy access to fruit. Tree can bare an abundance of fruit around Autumn. Take care not to disturb the root ball when planting.

Uses

Can be eaten fresh or made into juice or jam. Has been said to heal cuts and can be made into a tea to cure headaches, crushed leaves are said to revive a fainted person and chewed leaves can counteract diarrhea.

Position & Soil

Prefers full sun and heat but will tolerate a range of climates, can handle a light frost but does not like coastal position with salty soil. Make sure area is well drained with moderate watering.

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