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Punica granatum var. nana AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Fruit

Brown in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

dwarf pomegranate

Family

Lythraceae


Punica are deciduous shrubs of bushy habit, sometimes spiny, with simple leaves and showy red flowers, followed by spherical fruits with edible pulp

P. granatum var. nana is a compact deciduous shrub of rounded habit, with glossy, narrowly oblong leaves and bright orange-red flowers to 4cm across, frequently followed by spherical brown fruit

Other common names

  • dwarf pomegranate

Synonym(s)

  • Punica granatum 'Nana'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Remove wayward shoots in spring

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free