Common Name: Pineapple guava
Height: 1.5 – 2 m x Spread: 1.5 – 2 m Small tree or shrub that can be pruned to the desired size
Period of Interest: All year
Flowering Period: Late summer in the UK, in Italy it flowers in June
Acca sellowiana is an evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves densely white-felted on the underside. In summer, flowers with four red petals, white on the outside, appear in the leaf axils; occasionally produces edible, red-flushed green fruit. You probably need two plants to produce fruit.
I have a bush form on the slope and a standard tree that is not doing at all well at the centre of the circular rose bed.
This year the bush is covered with the flowers which I think look a lot like the flowers of capers.