How to Take Care of a Pomegranite Fruit Tree

Overview

Pomegranate trees are an ideal addition to any landscape or garden, with their attractive shape, brightly colored fruit, and variety of nutritional benefits. They can grow up to 20 feet tall, and are prized for their easy-to-care-for nature. The key to caring for pomegranate trees is to make sure they are in a beneficial location, protect the trees from frost, and make sure they receive enough nutrients in order to grow healthy, large and strong with a high fruit yield.

Step 1

Make sure your pomegranate tree is growing in an ideal location. They thrive in temperate locations, with cool winters and hot summers. They can tolerate mild frost but will be damaged significantly in temperatures that fall below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Make sure the pomegranate tree is in direct full sunlight, in order to receive as much sunshine as possible. The trees love heat and full sun, as the more it gets the better the fruit is and higher the yield. The more shade the trees get, the less fruit they produce with less flavor.

Step 3

Water pomegranate trees regularly, letting the soil dry out in between waterings thoroughly. Pomegranate trees grow best in semi-arid conditions with lots of sun and summer heat. When you water the trees, water them deeply for about 20 minutes each time to ensure that the water penetrates deep into the roots.

Step 4

Prune pomegranate trees sparingly, usually only to encourage fruit production. Use pruning shears or loppers to trim the trees in order to get branches away from other trees, or from rubbing against a structure like the side of a house or a fence. Also cut the branches along the top of the tree to shape it to encourage fruit production.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening gloves
  • Water
  • Pruning shears
  • Loppers

References

  • Pomegranate Tree Care
  • Pomegranate Tree Information
  • Fruit Tree Care
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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.