Pomegranate

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Name: Pomegranate
Scientific Name: Punica granatum L.
Family: Punicaceae

Soil: It does well in regular sandy soil.
Sun: They like full sun and can tolerate the hot southwest sun without any problems. While many other trees with harder leaves suffered from sun burn, pomegranate remains freshly green under the full sun.
Water: It doesnĄ¯t require a lot water. As a matter of fact, with very little water, it remains green throughout most of the year.
Fertilizer: It requires very little fertilizer as well.
Care: Besides trimming it in the shape you want, there isnĄ¯t really any extra care required. The smaller plant needs some attention and its soil needs to be moist. Larger plants can survive without much care for a long time.
Tips: The pomegranate can be propagated by using a branch or air-laying. Through some can also be grown out of the seeds, the other two techniques preserve the qualities of the original plant.

Description:

I really like pomegranate because it requires so little care and it remains green while giving out splendid flowers most of year. I have three pomegranate plants. One is a large bush with large bright-orange and white flower (actually, if it had been trimmed, it would be like a small tree now), one is a smaller bush with large bright-orange and white flower (a portion of it has died last year for some unknown cause along with a larger tree next by), and one small dwarf that produces smaller and bright red flowers. The two larger ones produce tons of bright beautiful blooms but produce no fruits. Each flower is multi-layered with ruffle-like petals. The little one is much smaller. The flowers have a single layer, but will likely to bear fruits.

Even without those nice looking flowers, the shrubs are a lovely deep shade of green that looks as if it requires a lot water to maintain. They are very good decorative shrubs for my garden. With a little care and planning, the little one can either be a porch plant or be trimmed into a bonsai.

 

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