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Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Flore Pleno'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Punica (PU-ni-kuh) (Info)
Species: granatum (gran-AH-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Flore Pleno

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cullman, Alabama

Brooklyn, New York

Albany, Oregon

Oakland, Tennessee

Baytown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 20, 2010, stevesivek from Baytown, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Valuable for its ornamental value as it blooms all summer long. Easily grown from cuttings. This is how I started mine. Getting it to fruit is hit or miss as this pomegranate is grown more for its flowers than the fruit. It will occasionally put on a fruit but far from the rate of those grown for eating. This could be because the petals are so thick it may have a hard time being pollinated. Hand pollination may help though I've never tried.