Punica granatum 'Nana'
|Praised by the ancients, this fruit's sweet, juicy, jewel-like, red pulp is the reason to plant it. The fruits on this slow-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree are used for juice and in jelly. They ripen and become edible only in warm climates, and not all types bear fruit. Their crinkly petaled, summer-blooming flowers are another attraction. The funnel-shaped blooms are usually scarlet, but the less cold-hardy, single- and double-flowered varieties also have white and yellow flowers. Shrubs reach 6 to 8 feet tall. Dwarf and non-fruiting varieties are also available. Use as a hedge or grow in tubs. Easiest from cuttings, but also started from seed. Available in containers. Plant in sheltered, warm site. Fruit grow on branches 2 years or older, so thin newer growth when plant becomes dense. Holes in fruit might be from leaf-footed plant bugs. Watch for fungus where humid.
This dense dwarf shrub is 1 to 3 feet tall and wide. Its vivid, single, orange-red flowers start when plant is still young. They are followed in fall by ornamental, small, orange-red fruits. Plant in containers.
Attributes - Punica granatum 'Nana'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.