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Pomegranate

Punica granatum

Pomegranate

About This Plant

Sun/part shade. Deciduous, with glossy leaves and good yellow fall color. Big red blooms appear in spring and throughout the warm season, yielding large, edible fruit. Pomegranate is an old-fashioned garden plant well suited to south-central Texas, eventually growing to a large multitrunked shrub. Spiny branches require careful handling. Pomegranate tolerates poor soils and is moderately drought tolerant. Dwarf varieties are available.

Origins: Asia

Maintenance

Prune to remove deadwood and crossing branches; can be trained into a hedge, and orchard, or an ornamental tree, but generally it is grown with 3-5 trunks. Gloves are a good idea as the branches have spiny tips. Pomegranate is a prolific fruit producer, although proper quality requires some oversight.

A fruit tree that relishes South Texas' long growing season.

Min. Height: 10'

Max Height: 15 feet'

Min. Width: 10'

Max Width: 15 feet'

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