Pineapple Guava Tree (Feijoa sellowiana)

Pineapple Guava Tree

Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) is a versatile, easy-to-grow semi-tropical for zones 8-10 that is neither Pineapple nor Guava, but it is a showy plant with beautiful flowers that are tasty edible treats on their own! Followed by sweet Guava-like fruit! Beautiful ornamental landscaping plants on their own, the flowers and fruit are an aromatic addition to any recipe

The foliage is a typical Mediterranean gray-green, that’s oval and leathery. All summer it is covered in exotic flowers that look like Guava blossoms. Only they are strikingly white and red and each petal is fleshy like a succulent.

Sprinkle the blooms that appear in early summer over salads and as garnish and decorating drinks. The fruit ripens in fall through winter and drops off the tree when ripe. The green rind and white interior bursts with incredibly aromatic scents and fruity tropical flavor. It’s more banana-like than pineapple, and the texture is juicy and similar to a pear.

Planting and Application:

These large bushes can be trained and pruned to look like a small tree, or even can be trained as an Espalier, or kept shrubby and used as a hedge. It is an excellent specimen plant because of the lovely blooms that pollinators adore, and the juicy fruit for you! The smaller size can easily be maintained to accommodate any size property.

Prune smaller yet to maintain Pineapple Guava as a lovely container plant and place them around patios and poolside locations, anywhere regardless of the space available, even if you don’t have an actual yard! Any frost-free sunny location is perfect for these tropical broadleaf evergreens!

  • Beautiful Edible Flowers & Fruit
  • Highly Aromatic Flowers & Fruit
  • Beautiful Evergreen in Zones 8-10
  • Fantastic Patio Plant, Container & Hedge
  • Large Shrub & Small Tree With Pruning

Tips for Care:

Preferring hot, dry weather to ripen, Pineapple Guava needs highly enriched soil with plenty of organic matter. Ensure your tree is planted in very well-drained soil because it will not tolerate soggy ground. Water well to establish, but then these are low moisture use shrubs once established. Provide a full sun location with good air circulation.

  • Full Sun
  • Highly Enriched Organic Soil
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Drought-Tolerant Once Established

Pineapple Guava Tree (Feijoa sellowiana) Details

Common name Pineapple Guava Tree
Botanical name Feijoa sellowiana
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 8-10
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 10 - 15 ft.
Width 10 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Well-Drained Rich
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White & Red