Tasty tropical flowers and tasty tropical fruit!
Her garden in sunny Southern California is unabashedly romantic. If gardens could flirt, you would be blushing. The enclosing walls drip with bougainvillea and the beds are fragrant with lavender and sage. But over in that corner…what is that?
It is a large bush, or maybe a small tree. The foliage is a typical Mediterranean gray-green, but it is covered in odd flowers. They are strikingly white and red and each petal is fleshy like a succulent.
She beckons you over to the bistro table she has laid out with loaves of bread, jars of honey, teas and a basket of small fruit that you have never seen before. She slices one and hands you a piece. It is highly scented and tropically flavored, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
“What is it?” you ask.
She smiles. She flirts as well as her garden does.
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) is a versatile, easy to grow semi-tropical for zones 8-10 that is neither pineapple nor guava, but it is a showy plant with beautiful flowers (they are tasty on their own!), and sweet guava-like fruit. It can be trained as an espalier, a hedge or a lovely container plant. It is an excellent screen or specimen plant.
Make your garden as romantic as hers. Buy your Pineapple Guava from us today!
* Beautiful evergreen in zone 8-10. (Good potted patio plant everywhere else)
* Strikingly beautiful edible red and white flowers with tasty tropical fruit
* Great on the coast. Not fazed by wind and salt
* Drought tolerant
* No pruning necessary
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Feijoa sellowiana|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Rich, Well Drained Soil|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||White, Red|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|