Acca sellowiana

(Pineapple Guava)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Acca sellowiana, commonly known as pineapple guava, is an evergreen perennial shrub or small tree of the myrtle family that typically matures to 10-15’ tall and as wide, but infrequently will rise to as much as 25’ tall. It is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and Columbia. It is cultivated as an ornamental for appreciation of its evergreen foliage, flowers and fruit and/or as a fruiting tree/shrub for harvest of its edible fruit


Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10. Will generally survive temperatures to 18 degrees F with out damage. Best in full sun. Tolerates part shade. Needs regular and consistent moisture to produce best fruits. Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Can be pruned to form an interesting hedge. This is a good low-maintenance shrub for hot dry problem areas.


Additional information

Botanical Name

Acca sellowiana

Common Name

Pineapple Guava


45 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b


8 to 10 ft.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Water Needs



8 to 10 ft.

Flower Color


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