Flambeau Variegated Chilean Guava
The variegated form of Chilean Guava absolutely glows year round with its creamy yellow, pink and green variegation that emerges a bright purplish pink in spring! Flambeau Variegated Chilean Guava Seems to be slightly more tolerant of shade than the non-variegated forms but also not quite as cold hardy so be sure to site in a protected place. Fruit set is not as heavy on this variety but it’s hard to beat Flambeau’s beauty. One of our favorites in winter when some bright variegation in the garden really lightens our spirits!
Latin Name: Ugni molinae ‘Flambeau’
Site and Soil: Guava likes 1/2 day to full sun in cooler regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Guava is self-fertile.
Hardiness: ‘Flambeau’ Chilean Guava is hardy to about 12º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 1-2 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Chilean Guava is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b
Sunset Western Zone: 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed