Feijoa sellowiana

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We love our hardy exotics at Big Plant Nursery and Feijoa sellowiana is a favourite.

Native to Southern America and otherwise known as the ‘Pineapple Guava’, Feijoa sellowiana will form a wonderful evergreen tree-like shrub.  The ovate leaves are deep green with silvery undersides.

During late spring – summer outrageous, exotic-looking flowers form with fleshy white and red petals.  The bright red stamens are the star of the show and stand proud of the petals.  In a particularly hot summer you may be fortunate enough to see round, greeny-pink fruit appearing after the flowers.  The fruits can reach up to 3 inches and when ripe contain a juicy pulp which is deliciously sweet and tastes of a mixture of pineapple and mint.  The flowers are also edible – being particularly useful in drinks such as Pimms – the sepals are really sweet and taste delicious.   

Feijoa sellowiana requires free-draining soil and a warm, bright position in full sun – be careful not to over-water.  Minimal maintenance is required however Feijoa will respond well to being pruned or shaped if required.  

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