Pomegranate Bush | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0555
Pomegranate Bush | 9cm Pot
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Pomegranate Bush | 9cm Pot
Pomegranate - Punica Granatum 9cm Pot
The pomegranate plant form is that of a small deciduous tree or large shrub and can reach heights of up to 20 feet if left allowed to grow. Pomegranates are naturally multi-stemmed but can be pruned to a single trunk. Originally grown for their fruit, they are also known for the beautiful red flowers that can occur for several months in the spring and early summer. Most commonly, they are red-orange, but white, pink, and variegated flowers may also be found.

This ancient French variety of pomegranate is very hardy and will be fine in the UK climate with fruits ripening naturally outdoors in the southern half of the country. The ‘Provence’ produces a good crop of large fruits which boast an unmistakable flesh with a sweet but sharp taste. The fruits are packed with antioxidants and noted for the health benefits.

The plants will arrive 2 years old and they generally start to produce fruit 1-2 seasons later.. They are self-fertile, however will produce a bumper crop if planted in close proximity to a pollinating partner.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Large red fruits
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 5-6m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: November
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, salads
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 5-7 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

See alternative Provence plants below:

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.4/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"SEE PREVIOUS COMMENTS IN BOX ABOVE"

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Fast and efficient service for this item, though still waiting for delivery of 3rd part of same order"

Reviewed Monday, 2 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"healthy plant very good value"

Reviewed Sunday, 17 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Small healthy plant. Have put it in a pot. Will probably take some time to grow into a tree so pick the larger size if you are expecting to see pomegranates soon. Looks good."

Reviewed Friday, 27 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Plant arrived in perfect condition, looking very healthy."

Reviewed Thursday, 22 February 2018

Rating: 5/5

"It's a beautiful plant, and I hope to look after it for years to come"

Reviewed Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Rating: 2/5

"Plants arrived broken, packaging processes to be reviewed"

Reviewed Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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