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Acca sellowiana

pineapple guava

An evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves densely white-felted on the underside. In summer, flowers with four red petals, white on the outside, appear in the leaf axils; occasionally produces edible, red-flushed green fruit

Other common names
feijoa
Synonyms
Acca sellowiana
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Pink Red Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver Green Red
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Myrtaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Brazil, Argentina

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered site

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 13-16°C (55-61°F) as soon as ripe. Propagate by Semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning necessary but pruning group 8 to remove any winter damaged growth in late spring

Pests

Usually pest free

Diseases

Usually disease free

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