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Punica Granatum

Botanical Name:

Punica granatum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Fruit, Shrubs, Shrub, Tree, Edible, Shrub.

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Flower

1 in. orange, red, pink, yellow, or white flowers 1 1/4" wide with crepe paper-like petals cluster at the ends of branches in early summer to fall., Flowers orange-red or crimson, showy, ± 2.5 cm. wide.

Fruit

This fruit is usually about the size of a large orange 2"-4" in diameter. Once the leathery outer skin is removed, hundreds of red “seeds” are revealed. Although we may call these little fruit “seeds”, they are botanically known as arils. An aril is a fleshy, juicy, brightly colored tissue, which covers the actual seed., 2 to 3.5 in. edible fruit in fall; thick rind, seedy and tart, Fruit 3.5–12.5 cm. in diameter, but usually about the size of an orange.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Bees

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Myrtales

Family

Lythraceae

Genus

Punica

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