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ACCA sellowiana 'Mammoth'

Commonly known as Pineapple guava

Large regular shaped fruits with rough skin
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - elliptic-oblong, grey-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long, white-woolly beneath.
  • Red
  • White
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - large, round to oval fruit to 8ozs.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy shrub. Produces flowers singly from the upper leaf axils
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • 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 site
  • Additional Features - Good to know - self-fertile but produces heavier fruiting when cross-pollinated. For a better chance of fruit, where temperatures fall below 5°C (41°F), grow in cool greeenhouse or conservatory.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - a New Zealand selection from an Australian seedling.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - shallowly cup-shaped 4cm (1½in) across with long, red stamens
  • 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
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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