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Hi there i purchased a plant at Lowe's its a strawberry guava and there was a small plant that came with it in the same pot but they don't look alike. so is a strawberry guava supposed to have a male plant planted with it. and if not then what kind of plant is this plant thinks in advance

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Welcome! :)

The flowers of the strawberry guava are perfect, meaning that each flower contains both male and female organs. These plants do not come in "male" and "female".

I can't differentiate the small plant in the pot from the strawberry guava. It all looks like the same thing to me. Can you post another pic, maybe a couple, of views from different sides?

My understanding is that this plant often has multiple trunks, but can be pruned to a single trunk if preferred. Could it be that your seedling simply has two trunks? :)
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OK here ya go. lol [url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/20110510141604889.jpg/][img]https://imageshack.us/m/198/1157/20110510141604889.jpg[/img][/url]

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and these leaves below are from the strawberry guava. you can see there's no ridges like on the strawberry guava leaves idk.

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also you see the red stems there not red on the strawberry guava thinks for the quick reply.
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Wolfberry?

That plant looks just like the chinese wolfberry plants I sprouted this year. It's a vining plant that will need support. Maybe you got lucky!

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thinks ruggr10 for the info ya know it kinda does look like a vine type plant Chinese wolfberry you say. i do love getting extras lol i did that with a blackberry and a blueberry plant i got from Lowe's they appeared to have two trunks so i split them and got two for the price of one anyways I'm not too familiar with Chinese wolfberry ill look it up thinks. :P
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