Punica granatum 'Nana'Item #6740 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
This showy, dense, dwarf shrub displays attractive orange-red single flowers at an early age, followed by bright orange-red ornamental fruit. Excellent for containers or for use in the garden. A very effective bonsai specimen. Thrives in hot, dry summer areas. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleMediterraneanDesign IdeasThis small shrub is just the right size to tuck into a full sun planting scheme. Attractive in flower and fruit, it will add good contrast to the border. Also grows well in containers.Companion PlantsBay Laurel (Laurus nobilis); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Italian Cypress (Cupressus); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
- CareCare InformationProvide average, well-draining soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency, but increase during bloom period; tolerates moderate drought. Feed before new growth begins in early spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.