Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

SKU
3570
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Multiple upright branches form dense structure. Gray-green leaves are felty white underneath. In summer waxy flower, its petals dark red inside, white outside with showy red stamens; tasty guava-like fruit follow. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate grower to 10 to 15 feet tall and wide. Seed grown.
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Botanical Pronunciationfa-JO-a se-lo-ee-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureTasty Tropical Fruit

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.

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