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    Pineapple Guava

    Feijoa sellowiana

    Do you want an exotic fruit and interesting evergreen plant that will grow well in USDA zones 8-10?  The Pineapple Guava is an interesting, beautiful and edible plant.  The fruit has a guava like taste, the flowers are white with red, the foliage a gray green.  This plant can be grown as a shrub, tree or espalier.  Once established it will need water only occasionally making it water wise too.  Full moderate growth is 10' to 15' tall and wide but can be controlled with annual spring pruning. The Pineapple Guava blooms early summer with fruit late fall.  It is a great compliment in a Mediterranean or tropical garden and looks good with California natives as well.  Use it as a specimen or a screen and can tolerate coastal conditions as well.