Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)

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Bontanical Name: Acca sellowiana
Common Name: Pineapple Guava
Features: Evergreen, Fragrant Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flowers, Winter Interest
Attracts: Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Resists: Resists Deer, Resists Disease, Resists Mildew
Bloom Time: Summer
Light Requirements: Full Shade -Partial Shade
Mature Plant Size: 15 feet high by 15 feet wide
Zone: Zone 8 - 10
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Acca sellowiana, also known as Pineapple Guava, this fast growing shrub or smaller tree form has unique flowers that are edible! Its flowers are reddish-purple with white and showy dark red stamens. The fruits, called feijoas, have waxy blue-green or gray skin. This shrub blooms from May to June. Grows best in average well-drained soils in full to part shade. Deeply water this shrub on a regular basis and mulch soil to protect the shallow roots.