Pineapple guava – Feijoa selloana

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  1. Sogni verdi

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    Just wondered if anyone has had experience with growing a Pineapple Guava in the Uk?

    I am looking for something to line a short tropical walkway to act as screening for the rest of the garden. I need something which i will eventually be able to keep at a height of approx. 2m. It will possibly be placed next to a Choisya Ternata Sundance and will receive sunshine to late morning and then dappled shade after that.
    Any alternative ideas are welcome! I did consider an Aucubu, but thought maybe the Guava would be something more unusual
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    It might work, but for good flowering you can't really expect to keep trimming them.
    Are you hoping for fruit?

    I've had 3 plants at different parts of the garden for more than 25yrs and I do get fruit, the general habit, I find is to be a small spreading tree when grown as a standard, but they also do well as a bush.
    Never had problems with hardiness, although leaf loss after a cold easterly wind does happen but quickly replaced in spring.
     
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      Not really too bothered about fruiting, but if it did it would be viewed purely as a bonus.
      Easterly winds could be an issue i guess, but like many other things in the garden i would be prepared to chance it.
       
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