The Wonderful Pomegranate Tree cultivar is just what it says it is—deliciously wonderful!
This pomegranate variety Punica granatum 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 fruit has tons of health benefits and is rich in antioxidants. It is also a good source of vitamins C and E. It 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. The rind is smooth and leathery with a persistent, tubular sepal at the flower’s end. The many 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 sweet fruit that is big enough to eat the pomegranate seeds and squeeze the juice. Your tree will come with baby pomegranates and they will grow bigger and bigger with each growing season. Eaten fresh, the pomegranate juice tastes sweetly divine!
Wonderful Pomegranate 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 should be grown in full sun.
It can grow up to 10 feet tall with a 10 foot wide branch span at full maturity. The medium growth rate of this pomegranate lets these trees grow from 12-24 inches per year. Fruit production does best in USDA plant hardiness growing zones 8-11 and it prefers the southern United States weather.
Wonderful Pomegrantate pollination is not required. It is a self fertile fruit tree and is also a good cross pollinator for other fruit trees.
The best time to plant your new fruit tree is in early spring. To plant the 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. Once established, the tree is drought tolerant.
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.
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Check out our blog on Pollination in Fruit Trees.
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
- Edible fruit
- Showy flowers