More Information About Punica
Punica are shrubby natives of the Caucasus mountains that produce large, butterfly-attracting, orange or red flowers, followed by their characteristic fruit that resembles a mutated apple. We have selected only those punica forms which we have found to be reliably hardy to 0 degrees F. As a general rule, the pomegranates grown for winter hardiness and flower don't have quite the fruit size that you'll find in a grocery store.
Pomegranates prefer full sun, tolerate a wide range of soils and are quite drought-tolerant. Punica bark and leaves are quite bitter which make them resistant to herbivores like deer. In the fall, punica leaves turn a nice yellow and stay on the plant until fairly late in the year. Punica leaves are slow to return the following spring, so please be patient. When you're ready to buy punica (pomegranate) for your perennial garden, check out our online offering of pomegranates for sale.