Guajava is a beautiful flowering shrub that grows about 1 to 2 m in height. It produces pretty yellow flowers in a column that resemble yellow candlesticks - earning its common name candlestick or candle bush. It is native to the Amazon Rainforest and can be found in Peru, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Colombia. Due to its beauty, it has been cultivated around the world as an ornamental plant and has naturalized in many tropical regions in the world including tropical Africa, tropical Asia, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Melanesia, Polynesia, & Hawaii.
Common names: guajava, amana-putir-i, bajagua, bois dartre, candlebush, candlestick senna, candlesticks, Christmas-candle, daoen koepang, dartres, dates jaunes, emperor's candlesticks, empress-candleplant, fleur a dartres, fleur St Christophe, fleur dartre, fleur palmiste, gelenggang, guacamaya francesa, herbe a dattes, ketepeng kebo, ketepeng tijna, ketepeng, ketepeng badak, ki manila, ludanggan, mata-pasto, matupa, mocoté, retama, ringworm senna, ringworm bush, ringworm shrub, seven-golden-candlesticks
Hardy zone 8a-11
Very easy to germinate. plant in spring after all danger of frost. Blooms the first year from seed.