Using a Pomegranate Tree in Your Landscape
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a deciduous tree or shrub that grows luxuriously, develops a bushy and dense form, and yields attractive orange-red flowers. With some care and effort, you could successfully include this tree in your landscape. Following are some useful tips that can help you to effectively use this tree in the existing landscape.
- Pomegranate is a tree that thrives in warm climates and requires a lot of sunlight. Include it in your existing garden or plant it in an open space.
- While pruning the tree to suit your landscape, try and retain its natural look by cutting large limbs out as a whole rather than reducing the length of the branches. Do not forget to prune the branches at least once a year for the first 3 years after planting.
- The pomegranate is a no-fuss tree that adds beauty to gardens of different styles. Growing your tree against a cover formed by evergreen plants makes for a beautiful sight.
- You could plant a few of these trees in such a way that they are lined up along a fence. This will not only look great, but also give you a good harvest of pomegranates.
- There are no specific companion plants recommended for pomegranate. However, growing them in the middle of other tropical plants lends additional beauty to your landscape. Consider growing pomegranates amidst a group of ginger plants.