Punica Granatum Maxima Rubra
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Punica Granatum 'Maxima Rubra'

Grow your own super fruit pomegranates
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  • Fully hardy, summer-long flowers and autumn fruits.
  • A highly attractive feature tree with the added bonus of producing glossy, versatile pomegranates!
  • Bright orange, double flowers in summer, it will look great in your garden for years to come.
  • Glossy fruits will ripen in the sun each summer and have a wonderfully sharp flavour.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2.5L pot.

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A highly attractive feature tree, Pomegranates are well-known, although not as widely grown in our gardens as they should be.

With deep green foliage and bright orange flowers in summer, your pomegranate will look great for years to come, with its shiny fruits ripening in the sun and providing a beautiful contrast to its leaves.

A tough, deciduous shrub, Pomegranate 'Maxima Rubra' is completely hardy when established, and will easily tolerate our British winters, down to -8ºC. For best results, grow in a warm and sunny aspect in a pot where it can be moved around as necessary before planting out when its trunk has thicker wood.

Pomegranates are super-healthy and packed with antioxidants - the fruits can be used in cooking sweet or savoury dishes and taste great when made into refreshing, fragrant pomegranate juice!

Plants like a rich soil with plenty of grit and gravel for good drainage. Although drought-tolerant when established, do keep your plant well-watered and it will flower throughout the summer.

Pomegranate bushes love hot summers and your bush will thrive in a sunny spot in the shelter of a building or ideally up against a stone or brick wall that will radiate heat back to the plant, helping to ripen the fruit and protect it from any extreme winter weather.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2.5L pot, ready for planting straight out. Will reach 2-3m tall in 10 years.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 2.5L pot, ready for planting straight out. Will reach 2-3m tall in 10 years.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Your Pomegranate Trees is best grown in a container where it can be grown outside during the summer and moved indoors ahead of colder weather. Although hardy to -8ºC when established, plants are best protected from frost when young.

Care Information

Planting advice for your Pomegranate:

  • For pomegranate trees grown in containers, you will need around a 45L (10 gallon) container.
  • Set the root ball into the pot and fill in around the roots with the soil to the top of the container but not covering the trunk.
  • Water the new tree in well and lightly tap the soil down to eliminate any air pockets and to settle it around the roots.

 

Pomegranate Aftercare advice:

  • Pomegranates are self-pollinating, so you only need one to set fruit and will bear fruit from their second year onwards if kept happy. They need full sun to reach their best so keep outside where possible and if inside place near a bright, sunny window.
  • If growing your pomegranate outside, keep an eye on the weather report and if the temperature drops below 40 degrees F. (4 C.), move the plant indoors to a sunny position.
  • Water the tree deeply about once a week, more often during peak summer months, especially container-grown plants.
  • During the first two years of the tree’s growth, feed with a general-purpose fertiliser in November, February, and May, and thereafter in November and February.

 

Pruning Advice for Pomegranates:

  • Prune out any crossing branches or shoots to three to five per branch after the tree’s first year.
  • Prune out any dead or damaged limbs in the late winter.
  • Prune out suckers to create a more tree-like appearance.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
300 cm
250 cm
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