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Sharp Velvet Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Purple Heart'
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POS ID: 108164
Native to Southern Europe and Northern India, the common pomegranate tree is well-suited to hot summer climates. In ideal growing conditions the pomegranate tree will produce orange-sized fruit as well as trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Grows beautiful orange-red flowers in addition to its delicious fruit
  • Pomegranates are sweet and tart
  • Low maintenance

Details

Native to Southern Europe and Northern India, the common pomegranate tree is well-suited to hot summer climates. In ideal growing conditions the pomegranate tree will produce orange-sized fruit as well as trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers.

Weight: 25 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Fruit

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 240 inches

Mature Width

Up to 180 inches

Features

Fruit

Grower/Brand

Davew

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Time

Summer

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Fertilize in late winter, again in late spring, and again in early fall. Prune to maintain 3 to 5 main trunks and an open scaffolding of branches. Pomegranates can take up to 4 years after planting to begin producing fruit. The fruit takes about 6 months to ripen. Pomegranates do not ripen after picking, so only remove from the tree once ripe. It is recommended to cut, rather than pull, the fruit from the branch.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Rich Well-Drained Loam

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Full sun, and plenty of it will allow your pomegranate to grow well and produce its sweet fruit.

Water Needs

Water deeply once per week, and slightly more during peak heat

Disease and Pests

Diseases and pests are rare, but be sure your tree is protected from extended time in cold temperatures.

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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