Success With Seeds Punica

Punica Germination Information

Punica is the botanical name for Dwarf Pomegranate
Punica Seed Germination How to Sow Punica:
  • Sow indoors in early spring at a temperature of 70-75°
  • Sow with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 20-25 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Punica:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 12 inches apart in full sun to partial shade (where flowering is reduced)

Soil: Plant in an acid or alkaline, rich, deep, heavy, well-drained soil. Is adaptable to the alkaline soils

Temperature: It is popular in the Southwest as it likes the hot, arid climate. For conservatory culture: site in full sun, provide 55° nights and 50% humidity, water sparingly in winter, and allow the soil to dry completely between waterings

Additional Care: Prune wayward shoots in the spring and feed at this time with a balance fertilizer. Even in the greenhouse, the deciduous leaves fall in the winter. Variety Nana is self-fertile and will come true-to-type from seed

Appearance and Use:

A multitude of uses from hedging and borders, as a Bonsai specimen, in containers, and as a house or conservatory plant. As a small, round shrub it grows from 1-2 feet tall and as wide. Its deciduous, glossy, willow-like leaves turn yellow-green in the fall. In May and June, orange-scarlet, fleshy, funnel-shaped, 1 inch flowers are followed by the red, round, hard-skinned, 5 inch diameter fruit. The fruit is edible for both humans and animals alike

About Punica:
Pronunciation:  pu’ni-kå grå-na’tum na’nå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Punicaceae, native to south Asia and southeast Europe
Common Name: Dwarf Pomegranate