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Pineapple Guava
Feijoa sellowiana

Hardy to 5F, this exotic and beautiful evergreen shrub should be planted more widely in our region. Pineapple Guava leaves are dark glossy green with a whitish-silver cast underneath. The flowers are very striking, crimson red in the center with bright pink petals.

Pineapple Guava Flowers - June 25, 2006As an evergreen, it adds its beauty to the landscape year around.  Both its fruits and flowers are edible. The bright pink petals are very sweet with a hint of cotton candy flavor.  Ripening in early November on our farm, the dark green, flavorful fruit has the flavors of mint and pineapple.  Very unique.

While Pineapple Guava can grow from six to eight feet in height and as wide, even taller in very warm areas, it grows slowly and is easy to keep small if desired. Pineapple Guava is well suited to container growing and makes a beautiful patio plant, needing protection in only the coldest winters.

Pineapple Guava HedgeWe have planted a hedgerow of Pineapple Guava for its evergreen privacy screening properties.

The image on the left was taken in the summer of 2005.  The planting was about eight years old.  The goal is to maintain the hedge at a height of about seven feet and remove the old wooden yard fence.


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