Also commonly known as the Pineapple Guava, the Feijoa is a very hardy evergreen shrub with decorative flowers and delicious fruit in autumn and early winter. Flowers are a soft pink with a white underside and have large, protruding, vivid red stamens, while fruit is green skinned and has a sweet taste of pineapple, apple and mint. Foliage is a mid-green with a grey underside.
Prefers a full sun position sheltered from strong winds and humus rich soil, though will grow in most soil types. Is hardy once established. Pruning is not necessary but will encourage new growth.
Perfect for Mediterranean or edible gardens, though works well in most garden styles. Can be trimmed for formal hedging and screening or used as a feature tree. Use its green-grey foliage as a contrast for darker green or purple foliage plants such as Laurus ‘Flavour Master’ and Loropetalum ‘Plum Gorgeous’.
Can be kept clipped to 1.0-2.0m high, or can be left to grow to a height and width of 3.0m