How to Grow Acca sellowiana Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guava

Acca sellowiana (Pineapple guava), Flowers and leaves at Crater Rd, Maui, Hawaii. photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.

Acca sellowiana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acca sellowiana
  • Common Name: Pineapple guava
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 60 to 72
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 72 to 96
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Red, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seedat 13-16C (55-61F) as soon as ripe. Semi-ripecuttings in summer. Grafts usually require a pollinator.
  • How to Prune: No pruning necessary butpruning group 8to remove any winter damaged growth in late spring
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually disease free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Areas requiring pest tolerance, Hedge, En masse , Screen, Standard, Seashore
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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