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

Latin Name

Punica granatum



Type of Plant

Fruits Fruits
Shrubs Shrubs
Tropical Tropical

Bloom Season

July - August


Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 20'
Max spread Max Spread: 15'


  • Edible
  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds


    Native Range

    Mediterranean to the Himalayas


    George Washington ordered a pomegranate from John Bartram in 1792.

    Other Details

    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    8a 8b 9a 9b 10a 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 8a 8b 9a 9b 10a 10b

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