Punica granatum var. Nana - Pomegranate Fruit Shrub

  • Dwarf fruiting pomegranate cultivar (or sub species) with small but lovely, numerous, red flowers and with a very compact habit (ultimate height is 50-60cm). Any established plants will flower freely on any good soil. It prefers a hot position, against a south facing wall for example, but will flower in a good protected sunny position. The pomegranate is believed to have originated in the area from Iran east to northern India, but has been cultivated around the Mediterranean for so long (several millennia) that its true native range is not accurately known. Easy to grow and well suitable for the patio, where it can be overwintered.
  • Native to: Mediterranean

  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Habit (UK conditions): small deciduous shrub or small tree

  • Typical size in 10 years: 2m x 1m
  • Main value: single flowers, fruits
  • Flower colour: bright red
  • Flowering period: June - September
  • Autumn coloration: yellow - orange
  • Preferences: wide range of soils, full sun (drought tolerant, prefers slightly alkaline soils)
  • Hardiness: hardy to around -15C
  • Is it toxic? no
  • Is it edible? yes, fruit is edible raw or cooked

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