Heavenly Scent and Delectable Flavor!

Pineapple Guava Shrub

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48122
Buy 3+ at $22.95 ea

The orchid-like white blooms are edible, too.

This evergreen shrub is just 15 feet high and wide, good for containers, the border, a hedge, or even espaliering!
One of the easiest and most beautiful year-round fruiting shrubs in the world, this Guava sets edible orchid-shaped blooms as well as plentiful fruits, and is just the right size for everything from containers to a hedge to espaliering!

The fruit is just 2 to 3 1/2 inches long, with a blue-green skin concealing white to translucent flesh delectably flavored with guava, pineapple, mint, and a hint of strawberry. So aromatic that you will begin sniffing it long before you see it in the garden, the fruit is also high in vitamins, boasting more lycopene than tomatoes or watermelon, the highest fiber count of any fruit (9 grams per cup!), vitamin C, and potassium. The rind and seeds are both edible, and the fruit becomes sweeter the closer you get to the pulpy center. It takes anywhere from 4 to 7 months to mature, so depending on your climate, you will harvest the fruit anytime from late summer 'til late fall.

In addition to the luscious fruit, the blooms that come before them are also beautiful. Orchid-shaped, they are white with flushes of purple and brilliant red stamens. The thick, waxy petals are completely edible, making a stunning garnish for cakes, salads, and other dishes. About an inch wide, they make a fine show on the shrub, appearing profusely in late spring.

Reaching 15 feet tall and wide at maturity, this evergreen shrub is very well-branched and suitable for training as a single-stemmed tree, espaliering against a wall, or growing naturally into a windbreak, tall hedge, or other barrier planting. The foliage is thick, leathery, and fairly small, just a few inches long and barely an inch wide. It is soft green above, silvery on the underside.

Best planted in groups of 2 or more for pollination, Guava 'Pineapple' grows quickly. It is generally left alone by pests and diseases, and is quite drought-tolerant (though the quality of the fruit may suffer). Salt spray presents no problems, and partial shade is preferred. It prefers cool winters and moderate summers, where temperatures seldom if ever top 90 degrees F. (The fruit flavor is affected by higher temperatures, though the plant grows just as well.) Native to regions of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, it is quite heat-tolerant, and thrives best in areas where temperatures remain above 15 degrees F. We ship big, healthy 2-year-old plants that will flower the first or second year after planting. Zones 8b-10; Sunset Western Zones 7-9, 11-24.

Item Form
Trade Gallon (3qt)
8 - 10
Bloom Start To End
Late Spring
Plant Height
15 ft
Plant Width
15 ft
Bloom Size
1.50 in
Additional Characteristics
Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color
Multi-Color, Purple, White
Foliage Color
Medium Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements
Part Shade
Moisture Requirements
Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Border, Containers, Cuisine, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Privacy, Specimen
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Arizona