pomegranate for bright colored fall trees and shrubs
Photo: Arco Images/Alamy
« »


(Punica granatum)

Warm-winter gardeners can delight in the bright yellow fall leaves of this unusual shrub or small tree. Some varieties, including 'Wonderful' and 'Ambrosia,' produce edible fruit in the fall, with red or pink skin encasing juicy but seedy sacs of pulp. Left hanging on the tree, the fruit resembles ball-shaped Christmas ornaments. Other pomegranates are purely ornamental. 'Chico' has orange-red double flowers that resemble carnations, but they don't develop into fruit. 'Nana' has single orange-red flowers that form fruit, but it is small and not juicy.

Full sun; regular water; Zones 7-10
Ask TOH users about Yard & Garden

Contribute to This Story Below