Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
Pick Fruit 5 Years Sooner
- Delicious Fruit
- Fast Grower with Abundant Harvest
- Drought Tolerant & Trouble Free
- Anti-Oxidant Rich Fruit
Wonderful is, by far, the most widely planted pomegranate in the US. It thrives almost anywhere in zones 8-11. Adapts to a variety of soils. Resists drought, heat and pests. You can easily grow your pomegranates without chemicals to make your super fruit even healthier.
Abundant Producer. An established yard tree can produce 100 pomegranates or more each season. Plenty to store and share. With the high price of Pomegranates, you can save hundreds each year. You will be amazed at how much sweeter your tree-ripened fruit will taste. Wonderful seeds are highly nutritious and are soft enough to be easily chewed and eaten.
Enjoy Your Pomegranates for 7 months a year. They ripen at different rates, over a long harvest season. Plus they store better than any fruit we know of. Just keep them in a cool dark place, or refrigerate them. Wonderfuls resist bruising and discoloration.
Grow in any size yard. Your tree quickly reaches 8 to 12 feet and loves to be pruned. Most people leave them in their natural, bushy form, while others trim off lower branches to make them more tree like. Their roots are well behaved... so you can even plant them next to your home or a fence. Pomegranate trees can live 100 years or more and produce into an old age
Northern growers can pot their Wonderful in a container. The fruit does not like temperatures below 12 F. Just move it in your garage or indoors during the coldest part of winter.
The Wonderful is self pollinating, meaning that you only need one to produce fruit. Still, each tree will produce even more with a second pollinator.
This is a fun tree that's always doing something. In the spring you get incredible Flaming, Orange, Red Blooms that last all the way into summer. They attract hummingbirds and light up your landscape. Throughout the summer, the large, bright red fruit overtakes your tree. Then in the fall, your fruit is ready to enjoy and your leaves turn a brilliant yellow.
We grow your tree to fruit the 1st year, NOT 5-10 years. Seed grown trees won't fruit until they mature. So they can grow to be 12 feet tall and still not fruit. We don't grow from seed. Instead, we grow from cuttings taken from a mature Mother Tree... proven to make exceptionally delicious fruit. This thousand year old process is natural and non GMO. It's used by commercial Pomegranate growers to ensure the best tasting fruit and faster fruit production. This process takes us a lot more time and work, which is why many nurseries don't do it. However, the difference for you is huge.
With other trees, you could wait up to 10 years to discover they make bad fruit. There is a lot of genetic diversity in pomegranate seeds. Sweet fruit is the exception. Fortunately, you don't have to play genetic roulette. Your tree is guaranteed to make great tasting fruit, exactly like it's parent.
Your tree has been continually pruned through it's life, not just when we send it out. So you get more branches. More branching mean more fruit. Both immediately and over the long life of your tree. This also puts more pomegranates at a safe, easy picking height.
Start enjoying the beauty, health benefits and unique flavor of this amazing fruit. Order today while supplies are still available.
Wonderful Pomegranate Pollination
Wonderful Pomegranates are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...
Customer Reviews & Photos
A got a bigger tree but it is growing a little slow so it's too early to tell. It came in good condition the leaves are beautiful. I do recommend it.
Fast delivery of trees and you get what you order.
Fast delivery, plants healthy, tho smaller than stated
So far in the ground 2 years. Slow growth compared to my Russian., which bloomed for the first time this year. Although the Red Russian was behind the wonderful it is ahead in the growth process. I'm making the wonderful into a bush and the Red Russian into a tree. A little disappointed in the wonderful.
Planting & Care
The Wonderful pomegranate tree (Punica granatum 'Wonderful') is a moderately fast growing, low maintenance, drought tolerant tropical fruit producer. It thrives in full sun when planted outdoors in USDA growing zones 8-11, will reach a mature “dwarf” height of 8-12 feet and 6-8 feet wide. Established pomegranate trees have been known to produce up to 100+ pomegranates each season! The Wonderfuls seeds are highly nutritious and soft enough to be easily eaten. The other advantage of the fruit is the long storing times and their ability to resist bruising and discoloration.
Choosing a location: Pomegranates need full sun and loamy soil to perform best although they are quite adaptable to different soil types providing there is good drainage. Try to allow a good 20 feet of space from other trees and structures for the tree to grow unless you plan on keeping it a shorter height through pruning. They do not care for areas susceptible to heavy winds.
Planting directions (in ground):
1) Make your hole twice the size of the root ball and just as deep. If there is a large amount of clay in the native soil, try to amend with sand and perlite to improve the drainage.
2) Carefully remove the tree from its pot and gently comb the sides of the root ball with your hands to free up the roots a bit.
3) Position the tree into the hole and keep it straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down with your hands to prevent air pockets from forming around the root system.
4) Water the planting area well (but do not over saturate the soil) and then spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch to help conserve moisture.
Planting directions (potted):
1) Select a pot that will be large enough to grow the tree and be sure it has multiple holes in the bottom. Proper drainage is essential for your pomegranate’s survival.
2) Place the tree into the container and begin to fill in around the roots. Your soil should be loose, loamy and rich in organic material. Do not cover the trunk of the tree with soil.
3) Water your tree and tamp down on the soil eliminating any air pockets that may have developed while potting the tree.
4) Place your tree in a location indoors where it will receive full sun which in turn will give you the best fruiting results.
Watering: Pomegranates have a good tolerance to drought conditions but will perform best in a somewhat moist soil, but overly saturated soil will lead to serious issues. Flower/fruit drop and root rot are the results of the tree receiving an excessive amount of moisture. Typically you should only water your tree once every 7-8 days but in the warmer seasons you may need to provide a little more. Provide 2-3 gallons of water per session but be careful not to water too much in a single setting if you haven’t kept up with the normal 7-8 day regimen, it may shock the tree. It’s better to provide small amounts of water more frequently. A weekly deep watering of the potted pomegranate tree will be sufficient. You may need to provide a little more in the hotter season.
Pruning: Avoid doing any trimming of the tree in its first year of growth. When ready to prune be sure to do so after the threat of any frosts/freezes have passed and before the tree is about to start growing. Dead, undesirable or weak branches should be removed to direct nutrients to the proper areas of the tree. By shortening larger branches you can encourage more flowering. Remove dead/damaged limbs from the potted pomegranate in late winter. “Suckers” can be removed at anytime.
Fertilizing: Do not fertilize your tree for the first year of growth. In the second year, if your pomegranate is performing poorly then fertilizer may be needed to supplement the right nutrients to the tree. Apply 2 ounces of nitrogen in the spring and then an additional ounce each following year. When the tree is about five years old, apply 6-8 ounces of nitrogen in the late winter before leaves begin to emerge. Take care not to over fertilize or it will stunt your bloom production with the excessive nitrogen.
Fertilize your potted pomegranate tree regularly during the growing season. Using a half strength liquid 8-8-8 formula, feed the tree once every two weeks during the growing season. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label for the correct application. Potted trees tend to become zinc deficient which can be identified by a yellowing of the leaves. Spraying the foliage with a diluted zinc solution can fix this issue. Compost or manure can also be beneficial but take care not to use anything with an excessive amount of nitrogen. Although this will encourage a good foliage, it will deter flower production.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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