A compact, deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal for large containers or garden beds. The branches are covered in small linear-lanceolate leaves that first emerge in shades of bronze, maturing to glossy green in late spring and summer, and then to vivid yellow in autumn. Scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers appear in spring followed by 2”, bright reddish-orange fruit in summer. The fruit of this Dwarf Pomegranate is edible, with a rather tart flavor. It is definitely not as sweet as a standard Pomegranate - think of it as more decorative than delicious.
At maturity, Punica granatum ‘Nana’ grows 3 feet tall and wide. This perennial is an excellent choice for Bonsai. To control its size and shape, prune in late winter or early spring. Fertilize in early spring – before new growth appears to give it a boost for the new season. ‘Nana’ thrives in hot dry summer areas, so plant in a bright and sunny area of the garden. It has low water needs once its established, however if grown in a container provide regular irrigation.
The Sunset Climate Zones are 5-24: H1, H2. The USDA Zone is 7. We are currently growing Punica granatum ‘Nana’ in 5 gallon containers. To see photos of these and many more plants we grow, visit our website www.clearwatercolor.com, and follow us on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery.