Punica granatum
Common name: 
Pomegranate
Pronunciation: 
PU-ni-ka gra-NA-tum
Family: 
Punicaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub or small tree, 12-20 ft (4-6 m) tall, similar spread, oval or rounded outline.  Sometimes thorny.  Leaves opposite or whorled, even alternate on long shoots, oval-lanceolate, 2.5-7 cm long and 0.8-2.5 cm wide, entire, glabrous, glossy dark green, short petiole.  Flowers with crumpled petals, each flower 2.5 cm or more across, red, orange, pink, yellow or variegated (depending upon the cultivar).  Fruit globose, 2-12 cm wide, persistent calyx, yellowish-red eventually brown.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (7b)8      Long cultivated, unsure of native range, possibly from Mediterranian to Himalayas.    Many cultivars, including dwarf forms such as 'Nana' (var. nana)
  • Corvallis: southeast section of Central Park.
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