Growing Pomegranate Trees In Your Yards
Pomegranate trees are easy to maintain, ornamental, and fruit-bearing, making them a great addition to a landscape. Pomegranate trees are among the most ornamental fruit trees. There are several ways to grow pomegranate trees in your yard. Choose a location that gets full sun. The area should have a height clearance of approximately 12 feet and be 15 to 18 feet away from other trees, garden structures or your home. Dig a hole with a garden spade that’s approximately three times wider and three times deeper than the pot in which the “Wonderful” pomegranate transplant is currently growing. Remove the pomegranate transplant from its pot and rinse the root ball with a garden hose to remove an inch or two of potting soil from around the root ball. Place the pomegranate transplant in the hole, situating it so that its root ball is level or just slightly higher than the surrounding soil, then fill the hole in with the soil that you removed.
Water the pomegranate trees immediately, using enough water to moisten the dirt to a depth of 2 to 3 feet. This helps eliminate any air pockets that were created during the digging and transplanting. Add 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch around the pomegranate tree, such as bark chips or shredded leaves. This helps keep the soil moist and blocks weed growth while also shielding the pomegranate tree from fluctuating day and night temperatures. Continue watering the pomegranate tree every other day for the first two weeks after planting, then reduce watering to just once per week. Always apply water at the pomegranate plant’s base rather than getting its foliage wet; this helps reduce the risk of fungus diseases.