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 that are tasty edible treats on their own! Followed by sweet Guava-like fruit! Beautiful ornamental landscaping plants on their own, the flowers and fruit are an aromatic addition to any recipe
The foliage is a typical Mediterranean gray-green, that's oval and leathery. All summer it is covered in exotic flowers that look like Guava blossoms. Only they are strikingly white and red and each petal is fleshy like a succulent.
Sprinkle the blooms that appear in early summer over salads and as garnish and decorating drinks. The fruit ripens in fall through winter and drops off the tree when ripe. The green rind and white interior bursts with incredibly aromatic scents and fruity tropical flavor. It's more banana-like than pineapple, and the texture is juicy and similar to a pear.
These large bushes can be trained and pruned to look like a small tree, or even can be trained as an Espalier, or kept shrubby and used as a hedge. It is an excellent specimen plant because of the lovely blooms that pollinators adore, and the juicy fruit for you! The smaller size can easily be maintained to accommodate any size property.
Prune smaller yet to maintain Pineapple Guava as a lovely container plant and place them around patios and poolside locations, anywhere regardless of the space available, even if you don't have an actual yard! Any frost-free sunny location is perfect for these tropical broadleaf evergreens!
Preferring hot, dry weather to ripen, Pineapple Guava needs highly enriched soil with plenty of organic matter. Ensure your tree is planted in very well-drained soil because it will not tolerate soggy ground. Water well to establish, but then these are low moisture use shrubs once established. Provide a full sun location with good air circulation.
Add tropical edible beauty to your garden or patio this year with the aromatic and lovely Pineapple Guava Tree from NatureHills.com!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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A most unique variety of fruit and a valuable ornamental, the Feijoa sellowiana or Pineapple Guava as it is commonly known, has enjoyed an appreciation throughout the world for over 100 years.
A native to the extreme southern portion of Brazil and northern Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, the Feijoa grows wild in the mountain regions. The German botanist Otto Karl Berg first described the Feijoa sellowiana in 1859. The plant has been identified by two species names, Feijoa and Acca. These were combined in 1941, but few adapted the new species name Acca. It is still primarily referred to as Feijoa.
The plant has been shared throughout the world by renowned botanists and horticulturists since the mid to late 1800's. Arriving in Europe in the late 1860's, it was first grown by M. de Wette in Switzerland. The next reports are from the early 1890's, when renowned French botanist and horticulturist, Dr. Edouard Andre, brought air-layered plants from Brazil and planted them in his garden in France. The plants fruited in 1897.
More plantings for Feijoa continued during this time in Italy, France, Spain and arrived in New Zealand around the 1920's. There in New Zealand, the applicability of the Feijoa were explored and made popular. Today, Feijoa sellowiana fruit is a valuable export from this country.
In 1901, seedlings were planted by Dr. F. Franceschi of Santa Barbara California in Santa Barbara. During this time, Dr. Franceschi also acquired plants that he sent to southern Florida. Unfortunately, those plants may have been planted incorrectly as the fruit was reported to fall to the ground before ripening. However, the Feijoa was finally tested and planted in northern Florida, where it does well.
Pineapple Guava can be pruned to any size, which means it works well as a hedge. The gray foliage works as a great background in the garden, and the fast growth and dense evergreen habit make it a perfect screen plant.
Feijoa sellowiana is a low to moderate water user and is recognized by the California Department of Water Resources, Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) list. Once established, it only requires occasional additional summer water. This plant is recommended for all drought tolerant and xeriscape landscapes.
Feijoa sellowiana is found on most fire-resistant landscape lists. In the landscape, it should be at least 10 feet from the house and never planted under taller trees. This plant is recommended for all defensible space plantings to support a fire-safe landscape.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Feijoa sellowiana|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Flower Color||White & Red|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|