Punica Granatum “Pomegranate”
- Plant Care
Pomegranate, scientific name Punica granatum, belongs to the fruit-bearing deciduous variety of shrubs and dwarf trees. Pomegranate trees (Punica granatum) produce delicious fruit, and in warm climate, they are easy to maintain and not affected by many pests or diseases. The fruits have a red, leathery rind, and the sweet, edible seeds are full of antioxidants and have many health benefits.
Pomegranate are attractive ornamentally, with glossy leaves and scarlet red, tube-shaped flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators. Pomegranates are listed under best landscaping trees for areas with dry and hot climatic conditions. Many gardening enthusiasts prefer to maintain a pomegranate garden, not only for the nutritious fruits it bears, but also for the spectacular, bright red pomegranate tree flowers.
- Pomegranate shrubs may be grown in part shade but ideally should be placed somewhere with as much sun and warmth as possible.Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top.These plants thrive in slightly acidic, loam, moist and well-drained soil.15 – 35 °CFeeding the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer is good for the plant health.