• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Occasional water once established; increase during bloom/fruit cycle.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sweet, Juicy Fruit
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tum
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Design IdeasPomegranate is exceptional for Mediterranean style gardens, low-water and even xeriscape settings, though the fruit is of highest quality with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting season. This is an excellent choice for a courtyard specimen. Grow in fruit orchard or kitchen gardens. Good fruit producer in very hot gardens with difficult soils.
    Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Sweet Bay (Laurus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Olive (Olea); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-draining soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established; performs best with supplemental water during flower and fruiting cycle. Feed before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Occasional water once established; increase during bloom/fruit cycle.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    The single genus of the family Punciaceae was classified by Linnaeus who Latinized the ancient name, Malum puncium, which translates to "apple of Carthage" which was its early common name. Pomegranate fruit came to symbolize fertility due to its abundance of seeds. A culinary staple in Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisine, the pomegranate has emerged as a popular source of Vitamins C and B5, potassium and antioxidant polyphenols.