• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs occasional water once established; increase during blooming/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 PlantsOlive (Olea); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Meyer Lemon (Cirtrus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular water schedule during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established; performs best with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting cycle. Feed 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
    Needs occasional water once established; increase during blooming/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.