Pomegranate is a highly ornamental plant and one of the toughest shrubs you can grow. The shrubs have attractive glossy green leaves, and produce tangerine-orange, crinkly 8 petalled flowers from late spring to late summer. These are followed by the most extraordinary coloured and shaped fruit which appear like a shiny crown. These wonderful fruit start small and grow to the size of a tennis ball. The fruit has tart-sweet juicy flesh that surrounds nutlike seeds which are edible and add a bit of crunch.
Care: Fertilise in winter and remove overcrowded growth. Retain fruit bearing wood that is 2-3 years old.
Plant height: Up to 5m
Plant distance: Up to 4m
Location: Full sun