Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
January November December This plant produces lovely orange-red flowers in midsummer.
Flowering pomegranate pomegranate
|Uses in landscape design|
This shrub brings colour to a border when not much else is on view.
Prune to keep compact.
Glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped.
The fruit has a thick, leathery rind which protects the pulp and seeds inside. The inside of the fruit is separated into compartments by white spongy tissue.
well-drained loam soil.
Place your tree in full sun for the best growth and production rate.
Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumour properties and is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid.
|Interesting Planting Ideas|
Companion plants: basil, thyme & summer savoury.
|Pests and Diseases|
Pests include aphids, mealybug, scale, fruit fly and thrips. Diseases include crown rot, black heart, Phytophtera and bacterial blight.
- Botanical name: Punica granatum
- Common name(s): Flowering pomegranate, pomegranate
- Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
A fruit-bearing deciduous shrub producing lovely orange-red flowers in midsummer, this shrub brings colour to a border when not much else is on view. Prune to keep compact. P. granatum ‘Stricta’ has double white flowers with pink stripes in summer. ‘Nana’, a miniature flowering pomegranate, produces orange-red flowers throughout the summer. This delightful small shrub, which grows to 500mm tall, makes an ideal container subject and is also suitable for rockeries and foreground planting in borders.
Botanical Pronunciation: PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tum
Punica granatum requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.
January November December
This plant produces lovely orange-red flowers in midsummer.