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Lemon Guava

Lemon Guava

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in Large Tree Pot sizes.

Regular price $52.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $52.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

The Lemon Guava is a tasty tropical tree, with sweet, yellow fruit arrives in abundance from summer through fall. Lemon Guavas are mainly eaten raw but can also be cooked. The pulp is often used in fruit salads, smoothies, or in a marinade.  Lemon guavas, like most guava varieties, contain a high amount of vitamin A and folate. It also contains vitamins C (even greater amounts are in the skin) and B-complex vitamins as well as minerals like potassium.  It can be grown successfully as a potted plant in patio gardens. 

Fruit is ready to pick when completely yellow or nearly completely yellow. The fruit should also easily detach from the tree with a light pull when it is ready.


It will fruit almost anywhere if protected from hard freezes. Trees grow well in full sun and with ample water, although short periods of drought will not harm the plant. Lots of water is needed during fruit development and for proper ripening to occur.


Botanic Name: Psidium littorale
Common Names: Lemon guava,

Lifespan: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8- Zone 11
Fruiting Season: Late summer-fall
Growth Structure: A small shrub or tree growing 10-15 ft.

Fertility Preference: ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Years to Fruit: 1 year
Fruiting Season: Late summer-fall
Cold Tolerance: 30°F
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 Gallon

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