Punica Granatum 25/100/500/1000 Seeds, Pomegranate Edible Fruit Shrub Tree Bonsai

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Punica Granatum
Also known as: Pomegranate Fruit

A fruit bearing multi-stemmed deciduous (evergreen in tropical areas) shrub or small tree in the family Punicaceae. It will grow between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26 ft) tall. It has long been cultivated for its orange-sized edible fruit and its attractive ornamental plant features. It is native from southern Europe to northern India, but has naturalized over time around the Mediterranean and in a number of additional warm weather climates throughout the world including parts of the southeastern and southwestern U. S. It is extremely long-lived where some specimens have been known to have survived two centuries.
The fruit is typically in season in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact arils or juice, pomegranates are used in baking, cooking, juice blends, meal garnishes, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine. In proper growing conditions, trumpet shaped, orange-red flowers bloom throughout the summer singly or in clusters at the branch ends.
It is widely used for bonsai because of its flowers and for the unusual twisted bark the older specimens can attain.

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-11 where it is best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained, fertile loams in full sun. Plants fruit best in areas with long, hot and dry summers (90s F) and cooler winters. Water plants regularly. Prune as needed in late winter. In colder regions, plants may be grown in containers in a rich fertile soil mix. Take containers outdoors into bright, mostly sunny locations in summer with regular application of moisture. Plants must be overwintered indoors in bright, cool locations with reduced watering.

Choose from packs of 25, 100, 500, and 1000 seeds.