I want to grow a fejoa tree but I live on the coast south of Dunedin. What protection would I need and do you think it would grow in this situation? I am concerned about the south westerly winds.
Hi Suzanne, are there feijoas growing in your region? Feijoas will tolerate light frosts but won't enjoy hard frosts. If you can create a micro climate for your feijoa with shelter from the prevailing winds and the salt spray you may be successful. It is worth a go.
If the tree is exposed and there is no way of sheltering it you may want to consider growing a semi dwarf or dwarf variety in a pot or wine barrel so that you can move it around. Check with your local garden centre or DIY store which varieties will grow in your region.