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Punica granatum var. nana

Pomegranate

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Flowers

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Punica granatum var. nana
  • Common name: Pomegranate
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Pomegranate trees can become big and unruly, with their spiny branches and lax growing habit. Punica granatum var. nana is a more compact variety. It fruits very freely and is suitable for growing in pots, making it perfect for growing in a greenhouse or conservatory. In summer, orange-red, funnel-shaped flowers are produced, followed by round edible fruit.

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For best results grow Punica granatum var. nana in loam-based potting compost, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season. Pomegranates need a long, hot summer to produce fruit and a temperature between 13C and 16C in autumn for the fruit to ripen. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Punica granatum var. nana its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Punica granatum

  • Plant size

    85cm height

    85cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Punica granatum and wildlife

Punica granatum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Punica granatum poisonous?

Punica granatum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People