Beautiful fruit bearing shrubs, Pomegranates are widely grown in Central Asia, the Middle East and in California and the South. Pomegranates produce beautiful bright red flowers throughout the summer, followed by flavorful and healthful, orange-red fruit. Pomegranates flower profusely in our region, but all of them, except Sochi Dwarf, are reluctant to set fruit. This is likely related to our cooler, Pacific Northwest weather. Pomegranates are self-fertile and hardy to 12°F. or below.
A spectacular, hardy new variety from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Ukraine, Crimson Sky™ is early ripening and features striking, bright red flowers and abundant crops of large, crimson red, tasty fruit.
This attractive, Russian variety is the hardiest Pomegranate we have grown and has survived temperatures as low as 5°F. The pretty, bright orange-red blooms appear in early to mid summer and continue until fall.
This very pretty small shrub grows to only about 3 ft. in height and is covered from summer to fall with abundant, bright orange-red flowers, followed by striking, golf-ball size fruit, which is not edible. Sochi Dwarf makes a nice container plant on the deck or patio and is happy outdoors in a sunny, protected location. Sochi Dwarf is from southern Russia and is hardy to 10°F. or below.
The Pomegranate most commonly found in markets, Wonderful is prized for its striking, large red fruit, delicious flavor and its abundant, large, bright orange-red flowers. A fine ornamental shrub, Wonderful can grow to 8 ft. or more in height, but is easily kept smaller with pruning.