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Punica granatum (Pomegranate, Wonderful)

Pomegranate, Wonderful

Punica granatum 'Wonderful'


Native to Asia, the Pomegranate is an attractive shrub or small tree that thrives in the heat of the Texas summers, and prized for the gorgeous blooms and fruits. Pomegranate is tolerant of many soil types, and does well in acidic or alkaline soils, in addition it shows some tolerance to salt spray, for those landscapes long the coast line.

Long slender branches can reach up to 15 feet tall, but easily weep or bend beyond that. Green leaves are arranged in whorls around the branches, and are no more than three inches in length, with minimal color change in the fall.

Flowers are normally orange-red and trumpet shaped, with very ruffled petals that are often no more than two inches long and wide. They begin in the late spring, and continue into summer before setting very attractive red-orange fruits; they have a rough membranous skin, with edible juice, pulp, and seeds.

‘Wonderful’ is the cultivar that is found throughout many grocery stores. Fruits should be picked before they look completely ripe, then placed in the refrigerator to finish ripen; they will turn out sweeter. Cutting down on water in the late summer will prevent fruit from cracking open before ripening.

Fruit Bearing Shrub
Perennial Hedge
Accent Specimen

Flower Color:




10-15 Feet



6-8 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Punica granatum 'Wonderful'

Blooms only appear on new growth - prune in late winter.

USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs