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Punica granatum

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Also known as

Carthaginian Apple, Granada

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Pomegranates are ready to pick when their outside rind has turned deep red. Once they start to crack open, they have gotten over-ripe. Fruit is ready about 6 months after flowering.

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A close up of the red flowers of Punica granatum
A close up of the red flowers of Punica granatum
A close up of a split open red pomegranate fruit showing the red seeds inside.

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Pomegranate Tree - Punica granatum Specimen - Grow your own! Approx 5L Pot


Pomegranate Tree - Punica granatum Specimen - Grow your own! Approx 5L Pot


Pomegranate Overview

Pomegranate, Punica granatum is a shrub or small tree growing between 1 to 10 m tall, with multiple spiny branches, and is extremely long-lived, with some specimens in France surviving for 200 years. The leaves are opposite or almost opposite, glossy, narrow oblong, entire, 3–7 cm long and 2 cm broad. The small flowers are bright red with three to seven petals. Some fruitless varieties are grown for the flowers alone. The edible fruit is a berry, intermediate in size between a lemon and a grapefruit, 5–12 cm in diameter with a rounded shape and thick, reddish skin. The number of seeds in a pomegranate can vary from 200 to about 1400. Each seed is surrounded by a water-laden edible pulp, ranging in color from white to deep red or purple. The seeds are embedded in a white, spongy, astringent membrane.

Common problems with Pomegranate

Insect pests of the pomegranate can include Flase coding moth, the pomegranate butterfly Virachola isocrates and the leaf-footed bug Leptoglossus zonatus. Fruit flies and ants are attracted to unharvested ripe fruit.

    How to propagate Pomegranate





    You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Pomegranate

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Can be made into a bonsai.

    Hedge plant

    Other uses of Pomegranate

    Fruit, ornamental, container, hedging, specimen, orchards. Summer interest.



    Seeds inside fruit are edible.

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