Feijoa sellowiana     
Pineapple guava   
Myrtaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


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)



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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