Water Wise Plants
15 ft. to 20 ft. tall and wide, but can prune smaller
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Orange-red flowers with ornamental yellow, orange, or red fruit
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
Sunset's Western Garden Book recommends regular water, but says pomegranates tolerate considerable drought. A bonus of a low water regime is the tree grows more slowly and requires less frequent pruning.
PADG Notes: Pomegranates in the Demonstration Garden do quite well with deep and infrequent watering. They are pruned in the late winter to maintain them as shrubs. Since pomegranates can grow to be quite large, some gardeners may choose to prune off the bottom branches of the shrub to give the plant a pleasing tree-like form.
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