No, that’s not my new stripper name…that’s the cultivar name of my Ornamental Pomegranate.
June 23, 2011
“Punica granatum” just sounds kinda funny, so I stick with Ornamental Pom. 😉
I was in Savannah on the wonderful Savannah NOG garden tour when I first saw this tree. It was full grown and just loaded down with those peach and white striped flowers. I thought I’d died and gone to flowering tree heaven! I knew right then I’d have one for my own garden. It took me a few years, but I finally have one.
I bought this from Rare Find Nursery in 2010. It was about 2′ tall when I got it in the ground. Now it’s about 5′ tall and maybe 3′ wide. Should get 10-15′ tall and 8-10′ wide. Blooms heavy in the spring, then off and on till cold sets in. She usually goes deciduous in the winter unless it’s a mild one. I don’t have a good full shot of her. I’ll get one later and post it for y’all.
Well, “They” were partly correct with the weather forecast yesterday: we did get some rain today. And it’s still 60% for the next couple of days. Keeping those fingers crossed.
That’s it for tonight. Everyone have a marvelous Thursday!