25 May 2010

Pomegranate

 Pomegranate
Punica Granatum
Native to Asia from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas
Cultivated for its desirable fruit which is loved throughout Asia and the Mediterranean

A Garden of Pomegranates; an Outline of the Qabalah

Incredible Pomegranate: Plant and Fruit

The naturally twisting trunk appears to be gnarled and ancient



Uro: Hole in trunk with healed edges
















One can sow seeds in the spring for a Misho There is no such thing as "bonsai seed". The packs of seed marked as such, are just ordinary tree seeds that can be grown into a bonsai. They are a good source of tree seeds when none are locally available.

Creating bonsai from collected seed costs less and is very rewarding

flowers well when slightly root-bound


Can be air layered once spring growth begins to harden






(Punica Granatum var. Nana)

short branches will bear more flowers.


Dwarf Pomegranate Bonsai


A sub-tropical, deciduous tree grown for its brilliant orange-red trumpet-like flowers followed in fall by ornamental, small, spherical-like orange-red fruits. Has dark green leaves. Slow to moderate grower. Deciduous: drops foliage during winter. Protect from hard freeze during winter, If one likes flowers and fruit on bonsai, the Dwarf Pomegranate is excellent! The leaves are smaller and finer. The fruit and flowers are small. The flowers form on the tips of branches. Restrict the growth of long branches but do not prune shorter branches as it will prevent flowering. After flowering cut branches and shoots to just one or two sets of leaves. 

Wiring needs to be done with care because the branches can be brittle. Roots need to have space to grow, choose a pot that is slightly deeper. The dwarf pomegranate is a shrub about 1meter tall. The slender branches start out upright then droop gracefully. Unpruned shrubs have a weeping or fountain shaped habit. To encourage flowers and fruit, use a fertilizer that's low in nitrogen but high in both potassium and phosphorous.




dark green narrow leaves

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