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PUNICA granatum

Commonly known as Pomegranate

Funnel-shaped scarlet or orange-red flowers in late summer. Needs a well drained hot site to produce fruits
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
£14.50 each

Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Deciduous - narrowly oblong, glossy, bright-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, coppery or red-veined when young.
  • Orange
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tall Shrub - upright, sometimes spiny shrub or small tree.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - needs many hot, sunny days to create fruit. Can be fan-trained against a warm wall.
  • Medicinal properties
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southeastern Europe to Himalayas.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PUNICA granatum

PUNICA granatum 'Chico'

PUNICA granatum 'Chico'  >


Commonly known as: Pomegranate.
Large carnation-like orange blooms
£14.50 each

PUNICA granatum 'Flore Pleno'

PUNICA granatum 'Flore Pleno'  >


Commonly known as: Pomegranate.
Double orange-red flowers
£14.50 each

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