Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible Fruit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer flowers, fruit matures in fall
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 as well as most Xeriscape settings. 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 Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. 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: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.