Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    8 8 9 9b 10 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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

    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

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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