California Sunset Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'California Sunset'

SKU
06737
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.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tum
LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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