Permaculture Plant: Feijoa

Botanical name: Acca sellowiana (formerly Feijoa sellowiana).

Common names: feijoa, pineapple guava.

Origin: South America; widely cultivated in New Zealand.

Description: an attractive evergreen shrub with edible fruit; the rounded leaves are green on top and cream below; flowers are pink with prominent red stamens; fruit is oval and green.

Permaculture uses:

The utility and adaptability of feijoa make it a useful permaculture plant – a feijoa hedge has become a permaculture clich.!