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Punica Pomegranate

Fact sheet

from David’s Exotic Plants

Watering

Pomegranate trees should be watered thoroughly but then allowed to dry out almost completely before re-watering.  

Note – they don’t like to be over-watered, and in the rest period (winter) they should only be watered when the soil is almost dust dry.   When growing begins in the Spring they should be given phostrogen feed once a week, to encourage new growth.    

Over-wintering in the UK

Pomegranates tend to drop their leaves in the winter months.   Simply ensure the tree has plenty of light, ventilation and food, and do not over-water.

They can be kept on a south-facing sheltered garden or in a conservatory or greenhouse not below 5C. 

Summer months

To ensure the pomegranate fruits fully develop they require as much sunlight and ventilation as possible. Feed once a week with a phostrogen feed to help encourage flowers.    

Potting

They require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid drainage.  The optimum pH is 6.5.  Pomegranate trees should be re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.  Though if you prefer, you can plant the specimen straight outside in a sheltered south facing garden into a very free draining compost.

 

Similar factsheets on citrus trees, bauhinia, coffee arabica, mango plants, acmena, exotic punica, pomegranate, exotic lychee trees, gloriosa and many more exotic plants which can be found via our Garden Index.


 

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