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Punica granatum Ben Hur

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Punica granatum Ben Hur

PungraBH
Pomegranate,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $12.08 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $13.28 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Punica granatum Ben Hur Pomegranate,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Rounded, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Pomegranate is one of the worlds oldest cultivated fruit trees. A hardy and adaptable deciduous shrub to small tree that bares interesting large edible fruit. The Ben Hur variety produces extremely large fruit up to 1.2kg in size. The fruit is a large shiny red rounded shaped fruit with thick skin. Inside are pearls of ruby red edible seeds that are burst with sweet, tart juice. A versatile fruit used in a range of culinary dishes and drinks. Fruit is harvested in autumn.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Edible Garden, Feature, Hedging / Screening, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Fruit Fly, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: A self pollinating tree. Plant in sunny and protected position. Requires well drained soil that has a high level of organic matter. Apply an organic fertiliser late winter and mulch well. Water as required to ensure roots don't dry out. Prune in winter to keep to desired shape to increase air and sun around foliage, reducing pests and diseases as well as increasing fruiting.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lythraceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate, Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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