Campus Tree Walk | Pomegranate

Pomegranate | Punica granatum

Pronunciation: pom-ih-gran-IT
Scientific Name: Punica granatum
Common Names
: pomegranate
Family: Punicaceae
Origin: not native to North America; native from Iran to northern India
Height: 10 to 20 feet  |  Spread: 10 to 20 feet

Description: Pomegranates in North Florida mature from July to November, but may produce fruit year-round in South Florida. Some varieties are best for use as ornamentals while others are grown for eating. They have glossy, dark green leaves and slender thorny branches. Their flowers have crinkled petals and can range in color from pale pink to bright orange-red. The fruits have a smooth, leathery skin and range in color from pinkish-yellow to purplish-red.