Grow Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,12 Other Names: Pomegranite Punica granatum is truly a gift to mankind; offering beautiful flowers, juices, food and bountiful health benefits. Features opposite or whorled leaves that stay evergreen in tropical and subtropical climates. Pomegranate is a drought tolerant shrub that grows from 6-20 ft tall. The height can be controlled with pruning or potting and can be grown bush-sized to a medium-sized tree. The fruit and flowers range from deep orange to red in color. The tropical paper-crepe looking flowers that bloom May-July are a beautiful sight to see… The high in antioxidant sweet fruits follow the flowering months. May-June is the time they first appear and they are fully ripe by late autumn. How to Care for Punica granatum Pomegranate Fruit Shrubs Pomegranate shrubs grow best in loamy soils with excellent drainage. Adding a thin layer of mulch is recommended. Plant in an area that gets a full 6 hours of sun a day. Chalk, loam, peat, sand–any of these or a combination of them will be a suitable growing medium. If potting, plant with a high quality lightweight soil and add slow-release fertilizer. Pomegranate shrubs need adequate amounts of nitrogen to grow strong. Pro tip: Spraying a solution of water mixed with calcium onto the foliage prevents pomegranate fruits from cracking. This has been found to be very effective. Some also add a bit of boron to the solution as well. Take advantage of this low price offer and purchase these high germinating seeds today. Germination Procedure: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Cold/moist stratify the seeds in the freezer for 2 months before sowing to simulate a short winter increases the germination rate. Otherwise, soak the seeds before planting mid-winter for spring sprouting. Sow seeds at 1/4 of an inch depth without burying the seeds in the dark (they require some sunlight to germinate). Ideal germinating temperatures are 70-80 degrees. Germination time: 30-40 days.