Fruit tree also cultivated to decorate gardens and avenues. Bonsai. Medicinal properties. The pomegranate juice is antioxydant and cleanser. Medicinal properties: from the bark a substance is extracted to eliminate intestine worms. The flowers and bark have been used as astringents and the juice can treat throat illness.
Deciduous tree growing up to 5m with bright red flowers. Spiny. Oval or lanceolate leaves. Edible red fruit, fleshy, as big as an orange.
It prefers deep, light and well drained soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.