These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Dwarf Pomegranate Tree
The Pomegranate tree is originally from the Himalayas, but it has been cultivated in the Mediterranean for thousands of years and does surprisingly well here in the UK. These bushy plants are a variety called ‘Nano’ and will put on a succession of pretty orange-red flowers in the summer followed by miniature fruits .
They will do best in a sunny spot in a conservatory or bright room and, in the summer months, can do well on a sheltered patio. When indoors make sure your pomegranate gets plenty of light, by putting it near a window but a little way back from the glass.
Whilst your pomegranate is in a small pot you will need to water it regularly especially if in a warm spot. Aim to water it heavily and then allow the top of the compost to dry out before watering heavily again. Over the summer months your pomegranate will benefit from a dose of general purpose liquid feed every couple of watering’s to help keep the foliage healthy and to set flowers.
This is a dwarf pomegranate so will be a neater more compact plant that works particularly well in a pot on a patio. It can be kept outdoors in most areas of the UK, but it is best to protect it from frost in winter either with a fleece or by bringing it into a frost free shed or garage.
If the leaves start to turn a pale or mottled colour your plant needs more nutrients and will benefit from a good dose of general house plant or citrus feed every couple of watering’s until it greens up again.
If during the summer months your plant doesn’t start flowering, or the buds drop before they open, it may not be getting enough sunlight so try moving to a sunny spot and hold back on any feeding until you see flower buds begin to develop.
This is an edible pomegranate, but the fruits will never reach full size, so it is mainly grown for its abundant flowers. It is deciduous so don’t be alarmed if it starts to lose its leaves in winter.