Glossy foliage and vibrant, funnel shaped, orange flowers
The leathery-skinned, brown fruits form at the base of the flowers
Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59.1in)
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This attractive, self-fertile, multi-stemmed tree bears glossy foliage and vibrant, funnel shaped, orange flowers over a long period throughout summer. The leathery-skinned, brown fruits form at the base of the flowers and ripen during mild autumns for harvesting in October and November. Enjoy the sweet-sharp fleshy fruits in desserts and savoury dishes or use the pomegranate 'kernels' to make a fragrant juice.
Often associated with much warmer climates, Pomegranate 'Provence' is surprisingly hardy in the UK, tolerating temperatures down to -15C (5F) when grown in a sheltered position. In particularly cold areas it can be grown in a large container and moved to a warmer position during the winter months. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.5m (5').
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
1 x 2 litre potted pomegranate plant (14152)
2 x 2 litre potted pomegranate plants (V53006)
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 3 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 6 years.
Fruit and nut trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Water Pomegranate trees well during particularly dry periods.
Pomegranate is best grown as a multi-stemmed tree on a short stem. Prune Pomegranate plants from spring to summer. Select 3 or 4 low branches to form the main framework of the tree, and remove any misplaced, crowded and damaged branches. During the first 3 years shorten the main branches by a third of the previous season's growth to develop a well branched plant. Thereafter pruning should be kept to a minimum as over pruning can reduce fruiting. Pomegranates produce suckers and these should be removed from the base of the plant.
Harvest Pomegranate fruits using secateurs when the crown at the base of the fruit has become curled and brown.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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