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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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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Plant

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    February
    1. Plant

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Fertilize

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

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Fertilize

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

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Fertilize

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

    Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.
    May
    1. Plant

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Propagate

    Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.
    June
    1. Plant

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Propagate

    Propagate by stem cuttings into sterile potting mix.
    July
    1. Water

    Water regularly for best fruit production.
    August
    1. Water

    Water regularly for best fruit production.
    September
    1. Water

    Water regularly for best fruit production.
    2. Harvest

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

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Harvest

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

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Prune

    Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.
    3. Harvest

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

    Plant pomegranate shrub.
    2. Prune

    Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.
  • Plant

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

    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.

    Fertilize

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

    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?

    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?

    November

    Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

    December

    Prune for shape after leaves drop in autumn.

    Propagate

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

    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?

    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.

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About the Author
Lucy Warren
Author: Lucy Warren
Lucy Warren is a longtime regional gardening professional in southern California. She has written for many local and national publications, including a regular gardening column in the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has also been editor for California Garden magazine. She is a life-member of the San Diego Horticulture Society, a UCCE Master Gardener, and a horticulture chair on the board of Friends of Balboa Park. She is a sought-after speaker and expert on native plants and sustainable landscaping.
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