Punica granatum

Attractive deciduous large shrub/small tree. Growing 4 to 5m tall, with ornamental flowers, fruits and autumn foliage, pomegranates make an excellent landscaping plant. Attractive individually or planted to form a hedge. Flowers followed by large tasty fruit form on the ends of branches in autumn.

Suited to most soil types and climates, and will tolerate drought and frosts. For best results, plant in the warmest, sunniest position of your yard or orchard. Fertilise in winter, and prune old or dead branches to reduce overcrowding.

Fruit is delicious eaten fresh or juiced, or used in a salad. Juice can also be made into grenadine syrup for cocktails.