The Wonderful Pomegranate Tree cultivar is just what it says it is—deliciously wonderful!
This pomegranate variety Punica granatum Wonderful features colorful, orange red blooms during the flowering period. It has a dense, bushy growth habit that make pomegranate 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 colored. The red orange flowers of the pomegranate shrub will appear in early spring.
The sweet fruit has tons of health benefits and is rich in antioxidants. It is also a good source of vitamins C and E. Different varieties of pomegranates may look a kaleidoscope of colors from yellow to bright red in color.
The fruit size is up to about 4-5 inches in diameter, about the size of a grapefruit. The rind is smooth and leathery with a persistent, tubular sepal at the pomegranate flower’s end. The many soft seeds are surrounded by a pink to purplish or crimson pulp. The large red fruit pomegranate ripens in September.
It will take your pomegranate fruit tree 2-4 years to start producing fruit that is big enough to eat the 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. Eaten fresh, the pomegranate juice tastes sweetly divine!
Pomegranate trees have been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region. There are some long lived specimens rumored to be over 200 years old still bearing fruit in Europe. The leathery rind gives the fruit good storage life.
Wonderful Pomegranate Tree Care
It is considerably more cold hardy than citrus and only need 150 chill hours; some can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 degrees though. For best results, pomegranate trees should be grown in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
The Wonderful Pomegranate tree size can grow up to 10 feet tall with a 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 plant hardiness zones 8-11. The pomegranate tree zones make it perfect for the southern United States weather. It prefers soil conditions with good drainage
Wonderful 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 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 back fill 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.
They do not like to be shipped bare root so we ship our potted trees rooted in a container with well drained soil. The trees have established root systems. The plant is vigorous and productive giving plentiful fruits every growing season. Pomegranate trees are relatively free of pests and disease.
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Check out our blog on Pollination in Fruit Trees.
Pomegranate Growing Guide coming soon.
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
- Edible fruit
- Showy flowers