Punica granatum Flore Pleno - Ornamental Pomegranate (double red)

  • Large, red, double flowers. Its ultimate height reaching 2m. The Pomegranate (or sub species) is believed to have originated in the area of East Iran to Northern India but has been cultivated around the Mediterranean for so long (several millennia) that its true native range is not accurately known. Any established plant will flower freely on any good soil. It prefers a hot position, for example against a south facing wall but will flower in a good protected sunny position.  Easy to grow and well suitable for the patio, where it can be overwintered.

Other common names:   -
Native to:     Mediterranean
Family:     Lythraceae
Habit (UK conditions):  small deciduous shrub or small tree
Typical size in 10 years:  1m x 0,8m
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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