Plant Catalog - FEIJOA S COOLIDGE
FEIJOA S COOLIDGE
Feijoa sellowiana, Acca sellowiana 'Coolidge'
Coolidge Pineapple Guava
A fruiting evergreen shrub that can be trained as a patio tree, or a hedge when planted in a group. Oval leaves are dark green above and felty white below. Early summer brings forth edible flowers with showy red stamens and sweet, purple-white petals. Fruit is ripe when it begins to drop, sometime during fall. Fruit shape is small to midsize and somewhat oblong. Skin is matte blue-green. The flesh is cream-colored and has been described to taste like a blend of pineapple and strawberry. Fruit production is most favorable in areas with mild summers and frost-free winters. Self-fertile. Attracts birds and bees.
USDA zones: 8 - 10
Sunset zones: 7 - 9, 12 - 24; H1, H2
Mature size: 15 feet high and wide
Light needs: part shade, full sun on coast
Water needs: moderate water