The Wonderful Pomegranate is a hardy ornamental with a fabulous fall harvest. One would look lovely in your landscape bed, or plant several as a shrub boarder along the house. The flower of the Wonderful Pomegranate is amount the brightest red flower known to the gardener! They are most often grown as a shrub, but if you prefer a tree they're simple enough to prune into a desired shape.
Many people grow the Pomegranate not for the fruit, but simply for its ornamental appeal. You'll love how the glossy dark green color of the oval leaves catch the midday sun. The leaves fill out the Pomegranate's dense rounded shape, lending it an appealing silhouette that would enhance almost any location in your yard. The Wonderful Pomegranate is best placed in the sunniest, warmest part of your yard or orchard for the best fruit, although they will grow and flower in part shade.
Spring and fall are special times for your Pomegranate. In the spring the leaves emerge with an uncommon splash of bronze. An abundance of dainty flowers follow, their rare blending of oranges and reds reminiscent of a summer sunset.
You'll be pleased to find that the flowers are hardier than many spring blooms, prolonging your enjoyment into the summer months and encouraging the hummingbirds who love them. Fall brings even more appeal, as yellow leaves and a harvest of the 4-inch, round red fruit proclaim a successful conclusion to the season. The deep red color of the Wonderful Pomegranate means that the Pomegranate is ripe. This pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects.
Pomegranates have been cultivated since ancient times, and the fruit is increasingly popular for its health benefits. The juice is chocked full of vitamins, antioxidants and other health advantages. Pomegranate has twice the amount of antioxidants found in grape juice, green tea or red wind, and reduces hardening of the arteries. The crimson fruit around each seed has a unique tart-sweet flavor and is popular eaten whole or used as a juice or syrup.
Once you've tasted a Pomegranate from your very own tree, you'll never want to be without one again. The attractive foliage, flowers and fruits of the Pomegranate, as well as its small stature, makes it an excellent landscaping plant!
|Botanical Name||Punica granatum 'Wonderful'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Late Spring|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 4 years|
|Growing Zone Range||7-10|