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Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

Pronunciation: fa-JO-a se-lo-ee-AH-na
SKU #03570

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water deeply when dry.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Evokes 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Fig (Ficus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
Care 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.

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