The cherry guava is a bushy tree with slender, smooth, brown-barked stems and branches. It has alternate, evergreen, obovate, dark, smooth, glossy, somewhat leathery leaves. The small red or yellow edible fruits have a sweet, tangy and very enjoyable taste. Eat it with skin and all. The fruit is used in the culinary applications, while the leaves are used in medicinal applications. The tree itself makes a higly ornamental hedge or pot plant.