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Commonly known as Pineapple guava
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Evergreen - elliptic-oblong leaves to 7cm (3in) long, white-woolly beneath.
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
Height - 2m (6½ft)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Tall Shrub - bushy shrub. Produces flowers with long, red stamens, followed in warm climates by ovoid, red-tinged, green berries 5cm (2in) long.
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Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sun - sheltered spot.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - South America (Brazil, Uruguay).
Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - shallowly cup-shaped 4cm (1½in) across
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not 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 winter - use loam-based (JI No. 3) compost in full light
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Acca sellowiana - Care Guide
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included