Pineapple guava is a small evergreen tree or shrub 3 - 15 feet in height, commonly with multiple trunks. It forms a dense crown which in tree form is flat-based and rounded, and spreading to equal its height. The bark is pale gray and flaking off in irregular pieces. Leaves are green, silvery underneath, opposite/subopposite, simple, entire, thick, leathery, ovate to oval and 2 - 4 inches long. Flowers are very showy, borne singly or in clusters at branch ends and have long red stamens with white to cream petals; blooms are aromatic and about 1 inch long. Fruits somewhat resemble avocados and are 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches long, rounded or pear-shaped, with waxy blue to green skin, also aromatic, with a watery edible white flesh enclosing 20 or more seeds. Fruits are ripe 4 - 6 months after flowering. Propagation can be by seed or preferably cuttings. The flower petals are mildly sweet and can be added to salads. Pineapple guava is a hardy plant, tolerates mild frost, and functions in landscapes both as an ornamental tree with striking flowers and as a fruit source. It grows well in a range of well-drained soils. Pruning is required to form a hedge or tree; trees need post-harvest pruning to encourage new growth and subsequent fruit production. Pineapple guava has numerous landscape applications in small or large residential gardens, as a tree, hedge or in a planter.