Botanical Name: Acca sellowiana
Common Name: Pineapple Guava, Feijoa  
Plant photo of: Acca sellowiana
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color

Red, White, Multi-Colored


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Espalier, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Patio


Special Uses

Container, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Normans/Mullany/Sortomme
  • Description

  • Notes

Classified as an evergreen shrub or a small tree, this plant can be pruned to almost any size or shape. Its foliage is grey-green and silvery underneath. White flowers with bright red stamens can be seen, followed by 1"-4" long, oval, edible fruit. Full sun in most areas, but it should get afternoon shade in desert areas. It is drought tolerant once it's established but will show signs of stress if fruit is dropping. Plant in well draining soil.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.