White Pomegranate Tree

Product Description

The White Pomegranate Tree is a unique and easy to grow fruit tree variety suitable for any garden. Some even consider it a rare fruit!

This sweet pomegranate cultivar Punica granatum features white opaque blooms during the flowering period. It has a dense, bushy growth habit that makes an attractive ornamental tree in any landscape. The pomegranate is more commonly grown as a bushy shrub but can be trained as a small tree.

The leaves are deciduous, usually glossy green and dark green colored. The yellow white flowers of the pomegranate shrub will appear in early spring through summer. The sweet fruit has tons of health benefits and is high in antioxidants. White Pomegranate nutrition names it a good source of vitamins C, E, potassium, and fiber.

The fruit size is up to about 3-5 inches in diameter, about the size of a small grapefruit once the tree reaches full size. The rind is smooth with a persistent, tubular sepal at the pomegranate flower’s end. The leathery rind gives the fruit a good storage life. The many soft white seeds (called arils) are surrounded by a white pulp that is inedible. The large pinkish white fruit pomegranate ripens in early September before the Wonderful Pomegranate variety.

It will take your pomegranate fruit tree 2-4 years to start producing fruit that is big enough to eat the white pomegranate seeds and squeeze the juice. Your beautiful tree will come with baby pomegranates and they will grow bigger and bigger with each growing season until full size. Eating pomegranate seeds and juice tastes sweet and juicy!

How to Care for Pomegranate Tree

It is considerably more cold hardy than citrus and only needs 150-200 chill hours; some can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 degrees though. For best results, pomegranate trees should be grown in full sun. It can tolerate partial shade but shade might impair fruit production.

The White Pomegranate variety can grow up to 5-10 feet tall with a 5-10 foot wide branch span at full maturity making it perfect for small planting sites. The medium growth rate of this pomegranate plant lets these trees grow from 12-24 inches per year.

Large fruit production does best in USDA Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7-11. The pomegranate tree zones make it perfect for the southern hemisphere United States weather. It prefers soil conditions with good drainage.

White Pomegranate pollination is not required. It is a self fertile fruit tree and is also a good cross-pollinator for other fruit trees. The fruit set is cross-pollinated by insects. The plant is vigorous and productive giving plentiful fruits every growing season.

The best time to plant your new fruit tree is in early spring. To plant the pomegranate tree, dig a hole the size of the root ball. Place the tree and backfill the hole to eliminate any air pockets. Choose a location in full sun and apply deep watering every few days to keep up soil moisture. Once established, the tree is drought tolerant.

Apply a layer of mulch to the tree to help retain moisture. A slow release fertilizer will help boost the tree’s growth and good fruit production. These care tips are especially important when it is a young pomegranate tree. Prune pomegranate trees only to maintain desired size and shape, or to remove diseased or dead branches. Pomegranate trees are relatively free of pests and diseases.

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Check out our blog on How to Grow a Pomegranate Tree for more information.

Botanical Name

Punica granatum

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 5-10 ft
Mature Width 5-10 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible fruit
  • Showy flowers
  • High-yielding
  • Self-fertile

Shipping Info

Once your White Pomegranate Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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