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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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly oblong, glossy, bright-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, coppery or red-veined when young.
  • Orange
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, sometimes spiny shrub or small tree. Produces funnel-shaped, 5-petalled flowers to 4cm (1½in) across, singly or in clusters of up to 5. In optimum conditions produces spherical, edible, yellow-brown fruits to 12cm (4¼in) across
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  • 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

PUNICA granatum

 

 

  • 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)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • 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.

    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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PUNICA granatum

PUNICA granatum 'Chico'

PUNICA granatum 'Chico'

Pomegranate

large carnation-like orange blooms

 
£15.50 each 
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PUNICA granatum 'Flore Pleno'

PUNICA granatum 'Flore Pleno'

Pomegranate

double orange-red flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
PUNICA granatum 'Maxima Rubra'

PUNICA granatum 'Maxima Rubra'

Pomegranate

a showy form with double orange-red flowers.

 
£15.50  

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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