About Punica granatum ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Pomegranate)
Punica granatum ‘Nana’ is a dwarf pomegranate bush known for its interesting blooms and ornamental fruit. Its narrow stems are filled with 1″ long glossy green leaves that are topped with trumpet shaped orange-red blooms. During the spring season when flowers begin to emerge, small ornamental pomegranate fruit follow. While the dwarf pomegranate fruit is edible it lacks both the size and sweet flavor offered by the standard pomegranate. This bush has an average landscape size of 2-3′ x 4-5 with a rounded growth habit and is known to withstand temperatures from extreme heat to frost and wind.
Plant Punica granatum ‘Nana’ in well-draining soil in an area that receives full sun. As a drought tolerant plant, this dwarf pomegranate bush thrives in hot, dry summer areas and has low water needs. However, water regularly to establish an extensive root system then reduce frequency. This bush is a moderate grower but to control its shape you can prune in later winter or early spring and use a general fertilizer before new growth in the spring.
Where to plant
As a relatively small plant you can consider placing this ornamental bush in containers or as a border to a landscape bed. The dwarf pomegranate is also a great bonsai specimen or can add height variation when planted amongst a group of larger plants.
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