Chilean Guava 'Flambeau'
Ugni molliae 'Flambeau'
Lifespan: Perennial evergreen.
Height/width: 5' tall, 5' wide.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade. Well-drained, moist soil. Cold tolerant.
Description: Cream, green, pink variegated foliage. Aromatic leaves. Red stems. Tiny, white/pink, bell-shaped flowers. Fragrant, small red fruit with strawberry-like flavor. Taste great fresh, in jams, jellies. Slow-growing, dense shrub. Hedge, cottage garden, border, patio, container.
Flowering time: Summer
Pineapple Guava 'Unique'
Acca sellowiana/ Feijoa sellowiana 'Unique'
Origin: Argentina and Brazil.
Height/width: 9-15' tall, 5-15' wide.
Culture: Full sun to part shade. Low water. Drought tolerant.
Description: Evergreen subtropical ornamental. Small tree or large shrub. Can be hedged. Both fruits and flowers are edible. Juicy fruit tastes like pineapple and pear. Flavor is tastier in cooler regions.
Flowering/fruiting time: May to June/fruit ripe by autumn
Olea europea 'Mission'
Lifespan: Evergreen perennial
Origin: CA native
Height/width: 40-50' tall.
Culture: Semi drought tolerant. Does well in hot climates.
Description: Gray-green leaves. Self-fruitful. Ornamental tree. Edible fruit.
Harvest time: Fruit harvested in late October- November for food, mid-December- February for oil.
Punica granatum 'Mae'
Origin: California (U.C. Davis)
Description: Tangy, sweet-sour taste. Productive. Mid-sized to large red fruit. Juice.
Punica granatum 'Sweet'
Lifespan: Deciduous perennial.
Origin: Middle East
Height/width: 12-25' tall.
Culture: Full sun. Drought tolerant. Great in many areas , even places with cool summers. Requires about 100-150 chilling hours.
Description: Glossy leaves. Ornamental shrub/tree. Pinkish fruit. Quite sweet. Delicious fresh, in juice, cider, jelly or jam. Can grow in container, espalier. Self-fruiting. Hummingbird attractor.
Flowering/Fruiting time: Orange-red flowers in late spring. Harvest fruits in late summer.
Harvesting Time: Fall