Bonsai Training Information

Punica granatum

The pomegranate is a shrub about 20 feet tall with multiple stems. The slender branches start out upright then droop gracefully. Unpruned shrubs have a decidedly weeping or fountain shaped habit. The pomegranate is native to Asia, from the Middle East to the Himalayas, where it grows in sandy or rocky scrublands. It is cultivated for its fruit and showy flowers in much of the Mediterranean region and tropical America. The pomegranate is now naturalised in parts of southern Europe and the American South and Southwest.


Formal upright, Informal Upright, Broom, Group planting




Full sun


Pomegranates need regular watering, but do best in areas with low summer time humidity when they produce an abundance of flowers and fruits. In winter water sparingly but do not let the pot dry out.


High potash, slow yield feed to encourage flowering and fruiting in the begining of summer.

Leaf and Branch Pruning:

Do not prune from March onwards as it will prevent flowering. After flowering prune braches and shoots.

Re-potting & Growing Medium:

Every two years in spring and summer, mantaining a sufficient level of humidity. Use a well draining gritty soil, 1 part loam, 1 part sharp sand, 1 part 6-10 mm horticultural grit.


From late spring to summer, beware branches are delicate and easily snap.


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