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PlantFiles: Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'

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

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

20 members have or want this plant for trade.

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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

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7 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sterhill On May 13, 2012, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Mine did nothing for several years, then last year produced lots of flowers into lots of fruit - big surprise - and we did have a number of really cold snaps that winter. This year, after a warm winter and early spring, I had one bloom at the bottom that fell off. Very unpredictable. Who knows?

Positive dfdeaton On Apr 4, 2012, dfdeaton from Beaumont, TX wrote:

This pom has done great in the Beaumont, TX area, don't know why reports say does not do well in humid climates. I already have blooms and looking forward to fruit this fall.

Positive skunkbay On Sep 20, 2009, skunkbay from Pilot Point, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

We've had this plant in the ground for about 3 years now and it's growing nicely - about 7' tall and 5' wide with dense foliage. The plant is on the south side of the house. We have a heavy clay alkaline soil which doesn't seem to be a problem. In zone 7b we're pushing the growth limits and have risks of late frosts. The last two years late frosts have killed the new growth, but the plant recovered nicely. Last year we had our first fruit - only 3 but they were great. This year we had no flowers which may have been due to the more severe late frost. I'm purchasing a roll of plastic bubble shipping material and will wrap the plant next spring if there is any hint of a late frost.

Positive katiebear On Feb 13, 2009, katiebear from mulege
Mexico wrote:

This plant grows well here in the sub-tropics.

It grows in soil that is alkaline and salty in spite of reports that it does well in neither.

Beautiful flowers and great fruit to which the many birds do only minimal damage. Highly recommended if your climate is warm enough.

Positive LipLock On Feb 9, 2009, LipLock from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I don't know why it says this plant likes acidic soils. It is growing all over in the alkaline soils of Austin. It's a great plant that is fast-growing with showy blooms during most of the summer and delicious fruit.

Positive coffeyclatch On Nov 19, 2007, coffeyclatch from Dillwyn, VA wrote:

This has grown for me in central Va. -- it must be hardier than advertised. I have had it for at least three winters. It has died back some under the severest cold. This summer with killing drought and no watering, it thrived and grew a lot. It has yet to bloom, but I love it anyway!!!

Positive ManicReality On Apr 28, 2007, ManicReality from Houston, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

So far, so good. I have grown pom's before and they did well , up until an ignorant person ran over them with a lawnmower too many times. So Now I have 2 more poms and one less ignorant person, they should do great!

Negative OakCreek On Aug 3, 2006, OakCreek from Brownwood, TX wrote:

Wonderful variety pomegranate is sensitive to late frosts and is not recommended in zone 7 where there are late frosts. It is a not a good variety in humid areas also. In dry climate zones 8b and higher it does very well and is recommeded for these areas.

Neutral tcfromky On Oct 26, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is the pomegranate that you usually find in the store. It's juice can be enjoyed fresh or used in salads, sauces and jellies. Flowers are red and quite attractive. Bushes are self-fertile and grow well up to zone 8 (and maybe even 7).


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

Prattville, Alabama
Salem, Alabama
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Queen Creek, Arizona
Clovis, California
Fairfield, California
Rialto, California
Ripon, California
San Anselmo, California
Temecula, California
West Hollywood, California
Gainesville, Florida
Hampton, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Wauchula, Florida
Yulee, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Buford, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Florence, Mississippi
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bluffton, South Carolina
Irmo, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Brownwood, Texas
Cedar Creek, Texas
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Grapevine, Texas
Houston, Texas
Irving, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Little Elm, Texas
Longview, Texas
Pilot Point, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Whitney, Texas
Hampton, Virginia

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