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EvergreenLeaves to 7cm (3in) long, white-woolly beneath.
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightBushy shrub. Produces flowers with long, red stamens, followed in warm climates by ovoid, red-tinged, green berries 5cm (2in) long
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Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Full sunSheltered spot.
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSouth America (Brazil, Uruguay).
Flower ShapeCup-shapedShallowly cup-shaped 4cm (1½in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterUse loam-based (JI No. 3) compost in full lightPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
- How to plant/move a shrub
- How to plant/move a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fertisiling shrubs - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Mulching - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Taking semi-ripe cuttings -Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-sown seedlings - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Trimming a shrub - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of ACCA sellowiana
smooth, dark green skin and good flavour. Self-fertile but fruits better if grown with a different variety to act as a pollinator
large regular shaped fruits with rough skin
later fruiting variety with a mild flavour