Feijoa sellowiana     
Pineapple guava   
Myrtaceae Family     

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Form: large shrub; single or multistemmed tree; good espaliered
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 15ft with equal spread; slow growth
Leaves: obovate, entire margin, 3in long; top dark glossy green, underside nearly white; prominent venation; thick
Flowers: distinctive and attractive; fleshy pink petals with red stamens; edible
Fruit: egg-shaped 3in fruit; green ripening to reddish; ripens in fall; edible (falls to ground when ripe)
Stems/Trunks: attractive trunk when exposed; bark exfoliates to reveal orangy color
Range/Origin: South America
Hardiness: to mid teens

pink flower
Feijoa sellowia flower and leaves
(note bright leaf underside)
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NOTES:

many different varieties, including those selected for fruit quality

typically is overpruned when forced into hedge shape or used as a foundation plant

Pineapple guava overpruned specimen of
Feijoa sellowianna


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