Species: Punica granatum L.
Italian common noun: Melograno
Family: Punicaceae
Natural shapesShrubsTrees DeciduosFull sun
Climate resistance: + / - 10° CClimate resistance: + / - 10° C
- Legislative Decree no. 151

Origin: South-eastern Europe to the Himalayas.

Botanical features: It is a large bushy shrub or small tree, deciduous, erect, with rounded crown, sometimes spiny. It has a grey bark that with the passing of time peels off in lighter scales, considered decorative. Leaves are opposite, oblong, brown, bright green and shiny, with coppery veins when young ant turn beautifully yellow in autumn. It has a beautiful and showy prolonged bloom in summer with funnel-shaped flowers supplied with 5 orange-red petals, solitary or in bunches. Then, very decorative, globose, yellow-red fruits occur on the plant, which are up to 12 cm wide with edible red seeds within.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It has no special requirements if the soil is well-drained, but this plant needs to be placed in full sun or at least against a sunny wall.

Use: It has been cultivated in Europe for a long time for its flowering and fruits, it has found the ideal climate in the Mediterranean regions. Once it was planted in our countryside as a fruit tree in the yard leaning close to the house, facing south. It is cultivated as a fruit tree or as ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as a single plant in lawn. It is also used in flower beds with other shrubs, groundcovers or perennial and in mixed hedges.

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Produzione Note Altezza Circonferenza tronco Diametro/Lato chioma Q.tà  
Vaso 7.7.10 Vaso 7.7.10
Vaso 9.9.13 Vaso 9.9.13
Vaso 12 Vaso 12
Vaso Ø 18 Vaso Ø 18
Vaso Ø 24 Vaso Ø 24
Zolla 6-8 cm
Zolla 8-10 cm
Zolla 60-80 cm
Zolla 80-100 cm
Zolla 100-125 cm
Zolla 125-150 cm
Zolla 150-175 cm
Zolla 175-200 cm
Zolla 200-250 cm
Zolla 250-300 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 300-350 cm