Bonsai

Pomegranate - Punica granatum


GeneralitŠ°


small tree native to Asia and the Mediterranean, with small light green leaves, gray-brown bark and twisted trunk; the flowers are orange and stand out on the foliage; round fruits, gandi, leathery and full of seeds.

Pruning and exposure




Pruning: the most consistent prunings should be carried out preferably from the beginning of spring, before the flowers bloom; during the whole vegetative season it is good to trim the buds, waiting for them to first produce 6-7 leaves, before shortening them, leaving 2-4. The wire is applied between February and April.
Exposure: the pomegranate loves sunny positions, even when exposed to direct sunlight. Some varieties, especially dwarfs, fear frost, so it is better to protect them with non-woven fabric in the colder months.

Pomegranate - Punica granatum: Watering and soil


Watering: during the vegetative period water frequently, but with small quantity of water; in winter keep the soil barely damp, waiting for it to dry between one watering and another.
Soil: to prepare an ideal substrate, it is necessary to mix one part of peat, one of sand and two parts of clay, placing coarse material at the bottom of the pot, to provide optimal drainage. The pomegranate is repotted every 2-3 years, at the end of winter, if the specimen is young; the adult plants repot only when the roots fill the vase.