Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Pomegranate (Punica granatum).
This plant has several common names including: pomegranate, Carthaginian apple or granada.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: pomegranate, Carthaginian apple, granada
Scientific name: Punica granatum
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Pomegranate (Punica granatum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Punica granatum likes to grow in well drained soil.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) should be grown in full sun places.