Pineapple Guava or Feijoa Sellowiana (named after Portuguese botanist Joo da Silva Feij) is a small evergreen, fruit bearing tree originating from Brazil and northern Argentina. Feijoa Sellowiana is grown for its edible fruit which is green tinged with red and tastes like guava. Fruit production is fairly reliable as Feijoa fruit is self-pollinating. Plants grown from seed will take 4-6 years to produce flowers and fruit. Pineapple guava blooms in July, producing exotic flowers with beautiful white petals enveloping bright red stamens that burst skyward coating the end with yellow pollen granules. The oblong leaves are 7 cm long, green above with woolly white underside. Pineapple guava bark is initially light reddish brown but turns darker and peels with age. The plant itself is not very hardy at H3 so make sure to shelter during a cold snap or the British winter in general. The plant is usually pest and disease free so no need to worry there. The final height is between 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft) and the final width is between 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft)
Latin Names: Feijoa Sellowiana/ Acca Sellowiana
English Names: Pineapple Guava Tree
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Flower: Pink-Red (with red fruit)
Suggested Location: Outdoors
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Sand, Chalk, Loam
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: Low (H3)
Growth Habit: Bushy
Cultivation: Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered site
Propagation: Propagate by seed at 13 – 16 °C (55 – 61 °F) as soon as ripe. Propagate by Semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10°C to – 5°C (14°F to 23°F)
Maintenance: No pruning necessary but pruning group 8 to remove any winter damaged growth in late spring
Pests: Usually pest free
Diseases: Usually disease free
Final Height: 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft)
Final Spread: 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft)
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