Feijoa sellowianaItem #3570 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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A versatile, easy to grow landscape addition, yielding edible flowers and tropical fruit! Fleshy, white flower petals have showy red accents, contrasting nicely with the gray-green foliage. Tasty guava-like fruit ripens in late fall. Multiple, upright branching form is easily trained as espalier, hedge or small specimen tree.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fa-JO-a se-lo-ee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:7 - 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Edible, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleRusticDesign IdeasEvokes either a Mediterranean or tropical character in gardens. The coloring of this foliage complements western natives that have very pale, gray or hairy foliage. Plant as a background or specimen for the flowers. In warm climates use as a fruit tree in orchards. Excellent screen or single specimen plant.Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.