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Punica granatum /Pomegranate

Punica granatum  / Punica granatum
Very close-up image of a pomegranate waxy flowers
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Very close-up image of a pomegranate waxy flowers

Fruit on a large pomegranate

Orange flowers and young developing fruit

Mature shrub in full flower in spring

Autumn colored foliage can be quite good along with mature fruit

Close-up image of fruit that are nearly mature in late summer

Spring flowers, buds and foliage

Flowers on this selection never fully expand with an open face

A selection with single flowers

The cultivar 'Albo plena' has white flowers

'Tayosho' has light apricot colored flowers

There are varieties with double orange colored flowers

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Scientific Name: Punica granatum
Common Name: Pomegranate
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Orange
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: New foliage is coppery turning bright green as it matures. It has heavy, ruffled, orange, carnation-like flowers in late spring and scattered into summer. Has prominent fruit that is edible. Used in screening, massing, and espalier. Pomegranate has drought tolerance.