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POMEGRANATE
Punica granatum

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General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Pomegranate is a small flowering accent tree or shrub, usually multi-trunked or low-branching, either grown for its flowers or fruit, which can otherwise be messy. Multi-trunk trees are quite attractive as specimens though, with their fall color and mottled bark. Several fruiting varieties available including 'Wonderful', 'Fleshman', 'King', 'Utah Sweet', and 'Phil Arena's'. It is easily maintained below 25' in height.

Native to Iran to the Himalayas.

Family: Punicaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong, Glossy Light to Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Orange, Pink or Red. Flowers in Spring or Summer.

Prolific, Brown or Red Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches).

Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland to Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Plant Bug and White Fly, Chlorosis and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Punica granatum Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/punica-granatum >

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