Punica – Peppy Le Pom™ – Pomegranate – Punica granatum
Adapatable as House Plant
Peppy Le Pom can be left to grow as a dwarf oval kind of shape, or shaped into topiaries. Trim as needed, with any major pruning taking place in spring. Avoid cutting into any thick stems unless you are removing them entirely, as recovery from such cuts is slow.
If you live in a cold climate and want to grow Peppy Le Pom pomegranate in a pot outdoors for the summer, you can bring it indoors for the winter. Keep it in a cool but very bright spot all winter, out of the path of blasts of heat from radiators or air ducts, as well as blasts of cold air from exterior doors. Cut back on water compared to summer, but do not let it dry out. Don't panic if the plant drops some foliage making the transition from outdoors to in - that's normal, and they plant will replace them when conditions improve come spring.
This dwarf pomegranate reaches just about a quarter the size of conventional varieties, so can be incorporated into herb and flower gardens, or used in landscapes as a unique edging.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point