Punica granatum var flora - Plant
Common name: dwarf pomegranate
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The plants thrive in a semi-arid atmosphere and once established need very little water. Fertilize on a monthly basis. Once flowering has begun in mid to late summer, the plant should be watered more frequently to produce lots of flowers. The plants will bear miniature fruit if grown in areas with year-round temperatures that rarely fall below 40Â° F.
Sunlight: full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 40Â° F
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- It generally grows two to four feet high and wide, rarely to six feet high, while with skillful pruning can be restricted to one foot.
- It is not only small in stature, but even the flowers and fruit are dwarfed.
- The dwarf pomegranate is a deciduous, thorny shrub.
- The flowers have an orange-red corolla and the edge of the petals is flesh-colored.
The dwarf pomegranate is a good species to use as a bonsai. It makes an excellent container plant that moves easily from the house to the garden in the cooler climate of St. Louis. In areas a zone or two warmer, this shrubby plant does well in the garden year round.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Foliage and fruit will drop if exposed to frost conditions. For the most part pomegranate is trouble free.
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