Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Psidium guajava L.
apple guava, guava
Highly Invasive, Major problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Tree/shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Evergreen shrub or small tree 2–5(–10) m high; branchlets four-angled and hairy. Leaves: Bronze turning light green, ovate to oblong-elliptic; often broad and rounded at both ends, with a small, pointed apex; thick, stiff, hairy below, veins conspicuously impressed above and raised below. Flowers: White, in groups of 1–3, October–December. Fruit: Many-seeded berries, green turning yellow, 25–100 mm long, with white, yellow or pink flesh, sweet, with a musky, penetrating odour.
Key Features:
Control: total removal of the roots or efficient use of a registered herbicide
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database

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Scott Henderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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Scott Henderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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