Punica granatum var. Nana - Pomegranate Fruit Shrub

  • A young plants , sown into 8cm pots, freshly hand picked from our nursery benches; cultivated under UK climatic conditions. This is the famous real Cork Oak which produce that soft bark, used widely as vine bottle plugs, picture frames, etc. since ancient times. The leves are similar to the leaves of the Holm Oak (Q ilex) but slightly less spiny (usually). It is s lower grower and less cold tolerant, best to overwinter frost free. It makes an excellent bonsai though and looks exotic enough on a sunny patio in the Summer. If you want to harvest a layer of bark you have to wait 10-12 years though Punica granatum var. Nana x2 - 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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