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Feijoa sellowiana

  • Common Name
    Pineapple Guava
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Tree
  • Size
    10’ - 25’ X 10’ - 25’
  • Flower Color
    White
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Glossy Green Leaves, Silvery Gray-Green Beneath
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Bees
    • Bird Habitat
    • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
    • Hummingbirds
  • Growth Rate
    Slow
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Loam
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    When growing for fruit production, plant 2 different varieties for cross-pollination. Fruit is not produced until at least 3 years old.

  • Master Gardener Comments

    Spectacular flowers. Can be pruned to a hedge, small tree or espalier. Water twice a week the first year, once a week for clay soils, then quite drought tolerant.

     

  • Varietals
    N / A