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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Feijoa genus. This genus consists of evergreen, summer flowering shrubs and trees, They are grown for their foliage, flowers and edible fruits. The leaves are oval and glossy green with a silver undersides. The flowers are red, white and yellow and will appear in mid summer. They are frost hardy, and will need a sheltered, sunny site with light, well drained soil. You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Brazil and Argentina

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers and edible fruits.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects.

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