Dwarf Pomegranate is a dense shrub that will reach 3-4 feet in containers. Even though pomegranates are hardy in zone 7, they very rarely produce fruit. Dwarf Pomegranates will bloom when they are about 1 foot tall making them excellent bonsai subjects. Orange-red single flowers adorn the plant from late summer-fall. Small (2 inch) red fruits follow the flowers.
Punica granatum ‘Nana’ need full sun and a well-drained soil mix. We use a soil mix consisting of 1 part peat moss to 1 part loam to 2 parts sand. The plants thrive in a semi-arid atmosphere and once established need very little water. We water ours about once a week during the growing season and fertilize on a monthly basis. Once flowering has begun in late summer, the plant should be watered about 3 times a week to produce lots of flowers and fruit.