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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pomegranate Carthaginian apple
Punica are deciduous shrubs of bushy habit, sometimes spiny, with simple leaves and showy red flowers, followed by spherical fruits with edible pulp
P. granatum is a rounded shrub with glossy, narrowly oblong leaves, bronze in spring, and funnel-shaped bright scarlet flowers 3-4cm across in summer, sometimes followed by spherical, reddish-brown fruits up to 12cm across
Europe to Himalaya
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based compost, in a large container or greenhouse bed, in full light with shade from hot sun. During growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Can be grown outdoors in a well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Requires high autumn temperatures (13-16°C) for fruit to ripen
Propagate by seed sown at 13-18° C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings with bottom heat in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1 from spring to summer. Pruning group 13 if wall trained
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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