Pomegranate Punica granatum
We are pleased to bring this shrub adored throughout history. Slender branches grow upright then droop gracefully making it unique as a multi purpose plant. We have them growing as a houseplant, as a bonsai and a beautiful shrub in our landscape garden outdoors. Deciduous leaves are shiny and about 3 in long when mature and if left un-pruned the branches have a weeping or fountain appearance.
They can be kept quite small if grown in a container or pot. Pomegranates have beautiful orange-red trumpet shaped flowers with ruffled petals. These self pollinating flowers bloom to about 2 in long, sometimes double, and produce over a long period in summer. Flowers are followed by fruit filled with seeds encased in a juicy, pulp that is sweet and tasty.
Native from Iran to the Himalayas
The tree was introduced into California by Spanish settlers in 1769
The history of the pomegranate goes far back in time
It was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians and was adored by Romans
It is reveled in history, myths and art and praised in the Bible
12 pomegranate trees are listed in the book Thomas Jefferson kept of his garden about his first orchard
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color.
Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture