• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tasty Tropical Fruit
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fa-JO-a se-lo-ee-AH-na
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 9, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average to rich, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring; no pruning is needed, except to maintain desired shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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