Common name: Dwarf Pomegranate
Origin: Near East, Himalaya
Height at maturity: 50 centimeters
Plant type: flowering shrub
Flowering: May to August
Flower color: orange-red
Soil type: ordinary
Watering: normal to dry
Use: in the garden, isolated, container, bonsai
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This remarkable dwarf variety has been selected for its floridity and its compact habit of up to 50 centimeters in all directions, in the ground.
The flowers are simple, bright orange-red in color, they bloom all summer. They are nectariferous and polliniferous, so this shrub attracts insects such as bees and butterflies.
These fruits, pomegranates, are edible when ripe, and grenadine syrup is also extracted from them. Fruiting occurs in summer but the shrub needs a hot summer to do so.
The leathery foliage is deciduous, dark green and glossy above.
Very resistant to cold, it also resists very high temperatures. Punica granatum will thrive anywhere in ordinary to rich, draining soil.
The dwarf pomegranate tree is a very good variety for bonsai because it requires little pruning.