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Tropical

Perennials

#449 - Punica granatum 'Alhambra' (Miniature Pomegranate)

$6.98
Available Spring 2018

PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Punica granatum 'Alhambra'
  • Common Name:
    Miniature Pomegranate
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Lythraceae
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    18"h x 18"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    No
  • Origin:
    India, Asia
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    No
  • Container Size:
    Large Pot Band

Plant Description

We trialed this little Crapemyrtle relative in our test gardens primarily out of curiosity. We were amazed at what an attractive patio container plant it turned out to be. Alhambra continually produced its red-orange crape papery-like flowers and showy buds through spring and summer followed by generous edible ping pong ball-sized fruits in the fall. Called Granada in Spanish, Pomegranates are featured prominently in ancient Egyptian art and culture. A 15th Century archway at one entrance to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain is decorated with 3 enormous pomegranate fruits. The famous structure for which this plant is named has been many things through the centuries from a Roman fort, a Moorish Palace to the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella, (where Christopher Columbus received endorsement for his expedition). It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.