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Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

SKU
03570
Versatile, and easy to grow with an upright branching form, 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. Easily trained as espalier, a hedge, or a small specimen tree for landscape or container. Monrovia Pineapple Guava are grown from seed and are thus not a particular cultivar. Though mildly self-fertile, a second plant is recommended for better fruit set. Evergreen.
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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.
Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)

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. Provide a second plant for best pollination. Can be pollinated by hand to increase fruit set.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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