Myrtus ugni

Botanical Name: 
Myrtus ugni
Common Name: 
NZ cranberry, Chilean guava

Evergreen shrub with small leathery leaves and small edible berries that ripen in March. It has a taste of a combination of strawberry, pineapple and apple. Plant in full sun or part shade.

Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Responds well to trimming and shaping. Can be susceptible to thrips.

Once established the plants do not mind drought conditions but watering during establishment is a good idea. A good thick mulch/compost is also appreciated.

H: 1-1.7m W: 1.5m


Vegetable garden as topiary, hedging or shrub. Kids gardens, scented gardens.


Easily by cuttings