Punica granatum, Pomegranate, Granate Apple
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Common Names: Granate Apple
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 8′ – 12′
Spacing/Spread: 6′ – 10′
Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.
Color: Orange flowers.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Fruit is edible!
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: A great small and hardy fruiting tree. Drought tolerant. Edible fruit.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Pomegranates are one of our favorite trees! This drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant, hardy tree is one of the staple plants in our Xeriscape flowerbeds designs. Beautiful red blooms followed by even more beautiful fruit makes this low maintenance tree a great choice for Austin landscapes. Pomegranate fruit demands premium prices in the stores, so why not grow your own? We enjoy their natural wooly form but some people enjoy pruning them for a more formal tree-like speciment.”
Genus: Punica (Pronounced – PU-ni-kuh)
Species: Granatum (Pronounced – gran-AH-tum)
Propagation: Seeds, hard wood cuttings, layering.