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Punica protopunica

Socotia Pomegranate

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Punica protopunica
Principal Common Name Socotia Pomegranate
Common Name(s)
Description A deciduous shrub or tree, with small dark green foliage, small showy red flowers and red-orange many seeded fruit. Smaller and less fruit, more bitter than commercial pomegranate and flowers are pink.
General Comments Hardwood cuttings are relatively easy, take cuttings in December, and bury them in sand or soil leaving just the top 2 buds out. They should grow in the spring.
Nativity Island of Socotia
Height Range 8 - 12 FT
Spread Range 4 - 10 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Medium
Form Shrub : Tree
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Fall Color

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