Physical Description of a Guava Tree


The "physical description of a guava tree" is comparable to all other tropical fruit bearing trees. It has a sturdy trunk with branches that spreads out wide as it grows. Color of its leaves can be light to dark green and other than its fruit, the tree also bears beautiful white decorative flowers.

Let's have a more closer and well detailed physical description of a guava tree.

1. Size of a Guava Tree

The average size of a guava tree can grow between 6 to 35 feet in height. Size of the tree actually depends on the specie and the environment where the tree has been planted.

When it comes to harvesting the fruits in relation to the size of the tree, it would be a hassle to collect them if the tree is over 10 feet tall. You will either have to climb or use a pole with a hook to collect them. Although, the use of pole-hook requires some skills where an unskilled harvester will most like end up causing the fruit from being dropped on the ground. This could damage the guava fruit which is no longer recommended for storage. And other than that, what if you are afraid of heights?

Plantations actually implements "Pruning" tactics to maintain the size of their guava trees at around 3 to 6 feet tall. This makes harvesting a hassle-free work to do.

2. Trunks and Branches

Starting from the trunk and into the branches, the surface is covered with smooth surface bark layer. The outer later color of the bark is brown to darker brown. If you are going to scratch it, the second inner layer is fresh green. Then after this green layer is the primary bone of the tree which is light brown in color.

What makes the trunk and branches of a guava tree quite interesting is its sturdy physical feature. Unlike most trees, the branches of a guava tree doesn't easily break. This gives tree climbers some ease of security while picking up the fruits hanging from the high branches.

3. Guava Leaves

The shape of a guava leaf is "oval" while some says its "oblong-elliptic". Anyway, the best thing to do is to refer on the image provided below.

Guava Leaves

Average dimensional size of a guava leaf is 2 to 6 inches in length and about 1 to 2 inches wide. And as shown on the photo above, the color is green. You might have also noticed the visible veins that starts from the center going outward to the sides.

The best part when it comes to guava leaves is that, it has many uses in treating health conditions such as wound infections, stomach ache and etc... When it's crushed and pounded, it gives an aromatic scent.

4. White Flowers

Guava trees also produce beautiful white flowers which do often blooms during the spring season of warm weather. The flower is faintly fragrant which composes of 4 to 5 petals. At the center portion, science claims that there are about 250 white stamens tipped with pale-yellow anthers that adds up to the beautiful feature of the flower.

Guava Flower

5. Roots

Of course, every plants or trees have roots buried under the ground which are responsible for absorbing water and other necessary inorganic nutrients. So to aid the healthy growth of a guava tree, guava plantations often apply fertilizers.

6. Guava Fruit

The most important commodity of the guava tree is its fruits. It is actually easy to spot them on the tree and determine when they are already ripe for the picking. Some are big while some are small in sizes.

Health benefits and instructions on how to eat guava fruits has already been discussed on the past previous posts so we won't be dealing much about the fruit on this post.

Overall, those are the outer form physical description of a guava tree. It actually makes no difference to any other ordinary fruit trees around.