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Acca sellowiana

Acca sellowiana - Pinapple Guav - 9 cm Pot
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SKU
MA0000595
Acca sellowiana are native to much of the northern countries of South America.  A close relative to the well know Guave unlike which, they are reasonably hardy.  Rare in cultivation in the Uk. Probably because they are commonly viewed as not hardy, however I had one in my rural garden in West Sussex for a good 20 years and although it only ever fruited a couple of times, in longer hotter summers, it was none the less an attractive and unusual addition to the garden. Striking greyish evergreen foliage with white felted underside and lovely distinct, fleshy crimson and white flowers with a central bunch of long bright crimson stamens.  If you think it is unlikely to fruit, or you are too impatient to wait, you can always eat the flowers, they are quite edible and like the fruit, have a rich aromatic flavour.  Grown as a greehouse or conservatory plant it is much more likely to produce fruit.  A compact and slow growing medium shrub. Easy to grow in most soils that must be well drained.  A sunny sheltered location with protection from hard frost is necessary.  Can be planted in the border or grown in a pot.  When planting in a pot or container use a John Innes No. 2 or 3 compost (soil based) if you intend to keep it permenantly in the pot.  Add controlled release fertiliser, 8-9 month formulation once a year as hungry plant is a poor performing plant! Keep moist but never waterlogged and protect the pot from frost.
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Pot size 9 cm
Size of the Pot 9 cm
Foliage Evergreen
Height ( fully grown ) 3 - 4.5 Mtrs
Spread 2.5 - 3.5 Mtrs
flowers Fleshy crimson and white flowers with a central bunch of long bright crimson stamens
Location Sunny sheltered, protected from hard frost
pruning Late spring, only as necessary to control growth
Other Attributes Attractive greyish evergreen foliage with silver felted underside
Key Feature Fern perennial outdoor and use this plant to bring a life into your garden.
Hardines H5 ( -15 to -10 C)
Soil Type Dry, Clay, Fertile
season of interest Summer
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