Originally from the Mediterranean and Asia, the Dwarf Pomegranate is a popular choice for growing Bonsai. Pomegranates have opposite leaves and grow oval shaped flowers, later on followed with yellow/red fruits. The trunk twists naturally, making it an attractive tree to grow.
If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.
Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Pomegranate
Position: Place the tree outside; the tree does well in full sun. Once temperatures drop to around 5 degrees C (or 41F) place the tree indoors, on a bright position.
Watering: Keep the tree damp, as drought seriously harms the tree.
Feeding: If you want the tree to grow healthy flowers and fruits, use a fertilizer with high phosphorous and high potassium from spring to late summer. If you opt for fast growth remove flowers and use a normal fertilizer.
Pruning: Prune back to one or two sets of leaves. If you want the tree to flower wait with any pruning until after blooming.
Repotting: Repot Pomegranate Bonsai every two years in spring.
Propagation: By sowing in spring or by using cuttings in summer.
For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.
Example of a dwarf Pomegranate Bonsai tree