Pineapple guava (syn. Feijoa)

Acca sellowiana

Pineapple guava (syn. Feijoa) - Acca sellowiana

Common Name: Pineapple guava (syn. Feijoa)
Genus: Acca
Species: sellowiana

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering 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.