Cattley Guava is a fairly slow growing shrub or small tree growing to a height of about 14 feet. The highly fragrant flowers are white followed by small green fruits that turn a bright red when ripe. Fruit size is about 1 1/2 inches. The Cattley can survive temperatures as low as 22F degrees, but prefers warm, humid weather. This guava can be grown indoors or out. Potted, it will only grow to about 5 feet. The shiny dark green leaves make it an excellent contrast to the bright red fruits. Fruits are very sweet. The plants prefer limestone and poor soils and hand handle a fair amount of drought, though it is not recommended. Yellow Cattley Guava's are now available. Taste and growing habits are similar. Yellow Cattley Guava is used in making preserves, jam's and jelly's.