Dwarf pomegranate needs full sun and a well-drained soil mix. Use a soil mix consisting of one part peat moss to one part loam to two parts sand.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2.00 to 4.00 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Punica granatum arakta 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 flowe The plants will bear miniature fruit if grown in areas with year-round temperatures that rarely fall below 40, F.
||Full sun to part shade
||Well drained soil
||30 to 40 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Punica granatum arakta special feature
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.
Punica granatum arakta uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Some varieties are edible