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Pomegranate
Plant Care Instructions By Lucy Warren

Pomegranates are highly ornamental shrubs with edible fruit from the Middle East. Once established they are highly drought tolerant.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

  • February
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

  • March
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

  • April
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

  • May
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

  • June
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Propagate

        Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

  • July
    • Water

        Water regularly for best fruit production.

  • August
    • Water

        Water regularly for best fruit production.

  • September
    • Water

        Water regularly for best fruit production.

    • Harvest

        Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

  • October
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Harvest

        Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

  • November
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Prune

        Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

    • Harvest

        Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

  • December
    • Plant

        Plant pomegranate shrub.

    • Prune

        Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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            • Plant

              When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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              •  Dec
              • January

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • February

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • March

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • April

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • May

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • June

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • October

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • November

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

              • December

                Plant pomegranate shrub.

            • Sow Seeds

              When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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              • Fertilize

                When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                •  Sep
                •  Oct
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                •  Dec
                • February

                  Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

                • March

                  Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

                • April

                  Fertilize in late winter to early spring with general purpose fertilizer.

              • Water

                Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                • July

                  Water regularly for best fruit production.

                • August

                  Water regularly for best fruit production.

                • September

                  Water regularly for best fruit production.

              • Prune

                When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                • November

                  Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

                • December

                  Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

              • Mulch

                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                  •  Dec
                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                    •  Dec
                    • Treat for Pest/Disease

                      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                      • Transplant

                        When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                        • Propagate

                          When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                          •  Jul
                          •  Aug
                          •  Sep
                          •  Oct
                          •  Nov
                          •  Dec
                          • April

                            Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

                          • May

                            Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

                          • June

                            Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.

                        • Harvest

                          When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                          •  Aug
                          •  Sep
                          •  Oct
                          •  Nov
                          •  Dec
                          • September

                            Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

                          • October

                            Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

                          • November

                            Harvest when fully red. Will not ripen further after harvest. Cut off fruit rather than pulling.

                        • Special requirements

                          Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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