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Plant Guide

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.

 

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