Pineapple guava (syn. Feijoa)
Common Name: Pineapple guava (syn. Feijoa)
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 2.50 m (250 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen||Flower Colour: Purple, Red|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver||Flowering Period: July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained
- Other features: in warm areas the flowers are followed by edible red-tinged green fruit
An exotic-looking evergreen shrub producing attractive purple- red flowers with long red stamens in mid-summer and grey- green leaves white-woolly beneath. This pineapple guava copes well with drought and salt-laden air making it a valuable specimen or hedging plant for a sheltered sunny coastal garden. In areas where temperatures fall below 5°C to guarantee a crop of edible fruit it's best grown under glass in a cool greenhouse.
- Garden care: During the growing season water container-grown specimens regularly applying a balanced liquid fertiliser every 4 weeks. Water sparingly in winter.
- Goes well with: Melianthus major, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Trachycarpus fortunei, Eucomis bicolor, Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler', Verbena bonariensis.