Lighting: Full Sun/Partial Shade
- ≈ 20+ years
- Started 2001
- Acquired August 2022
- 17.5” Tall
- 17” Across (left to right)
- 11” Depth (front to back)
- 10” Trunk (circumference)
- 5” Root Base (left to right)
- Deep Maroon Clay Pot – Rectangle
- 11.5” Length
- 11.5″ Width
- 6.25” Height
- Last Repotted: February 2023 with Peter Tea Bonsai
Native in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and today, the pomegranate tree grows in different countries worldwide. Dwarf Pomegranate is known for its interesting blooms and ornamental fruit. Its narrow stems are filled with one inch 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. Dwarf Pomegranate thrives in hot, dry summer weather in full sun to partial shade conditions in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 11.
The Pomegranate tree is extremely popular as a bonsai. It is a deciduous tree and drops most or all of its leaves in the winter, but autumn it produces beautiful bright colors. It has striking flowers that bear fruit and a thick trunk with attractive bark.
The trunk has a natural twist that gives a gnarled and ancient appearance which is very appreciated in bonsai. The Pomegranate reached Japan through the silk route and has been admired as a bonsai tree for centuries. There are many varieties with different color, shapes and size of flowers and fruit.
Available for local pick-up (contact for personal delivery option).