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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This large shrub boasts vibrant orange flowers in the summer which ripen into large orange-red fruits.

    Latin Name

    Punica granatum


    Family

    Lythraceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Shrub
    Tropical

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 20'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean to the Himalayas


    History

    George Washington ordered a pomegranate from John Bartram in 1792.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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