Pomegranate - Wonderful
Hardy Ornamental with Outstanding Fruit
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.
Pomegranates grow 8-10 feet tall with an equal spread. 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.
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.
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. 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.
* Outstanding fruit
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Pollinator Required||None Required|
|Harvest Period||Mid September|