Feijoa sellowianaItem #3570 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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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. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fa-JO-a se-lo-ee-AH-naDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:7 - 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early SummerFlower color:WhiteDesign 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 InformationGrows 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.