• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering. Best with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting cycle.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Blooms:
    Summer flowers, fruit matures in fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tum
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer flowers, fruit matures in fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    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 PlantsAs part of the edible garden, use Variegated Calamondin Orange (Citrus reticulata 'Calamondin Variegata') as a companion. Contrast the orange-red blooms with the purple-blue exotic flowers of a Passion Vine (Passiflora pfordtii) or the white fragrant flowers of Chilean Jasmine (Mandevilla laxa).
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering. Best with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting 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.