California Sunset Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'California Sunset'
Pronunciation: PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tum
|Description||Fountain-like, upright branches display large creamy white flowers with bright coral-red stripes in the summer. This variety does not produce edible fruit. Heat and sun loving, and versatile as a shrub, small tree, or espalier. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Pomegranate 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.|
|Care||Provide 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.|
|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.|
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