The “Wonderful” Pomegranate turns a deep red when ripe
The deep red color of the 'Wonderful' Pomegranate means that the pomegranate is ripe. The ‘Wonderful’ pomegranate is easily sliced for fresh eating. For health reasons, consider pomegranate juice since it has more than twice the amount of antioxidants found in grape juice, green tea or red wine, and reduces hardening of the arteries.
The flower of the 'Wonderful' pomegranate is among the brightest red flower known to the gardener! These showy red flowers appear on the branch tips in spring; then the roundish fruit with a diameter of 5 inches soon develop.
This is an arching deciduous shrub that has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped. This pomegranate needs hot summers for good fruit development, and moderate winters for survival. The pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects. Of course, cross-pollination will increase the fruit set.
The long-lived nature of the ‘Wonderful’ pomegranate, and the fact it will survive in less than perfect growing conditions, makes this tree very popular. Pomegranates should be placed in the sunniest, warmest part of the yard or orchard for the best fruit, although they will grow and flower in part shade.
The attractive foliage, flowers and fruits of the pomegranate, as well as its small stature, makes it an excellent landscaping plant!