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i read on here the pomegranite tree is a good hardy tree for uk..
can someone tell what height it grows if its available on gardner's world as a mail order
thnak you norman

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    edited August 2020
    Welcome to the forums.
    It is not very hardy.
    According to RHS...

    H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    See link...

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/14189/Punica-granatum/Details

    https://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/content.cfm?ref=Punica+-+Growing+Guide
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,691
    A friend here in Rutland has one growing in a pot in a sheltered position and the plant is about 5’ tall. Fully grown pomegranates in the ground are easily double that height.
    Rutland, England
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    There has been confusing and conflicting information too. I grow a dwarf form in a container, and was told that the plant had been raised in the UK and therefore able to withstand temperatures down to -15 degrees. But I would definitely not take that seriously.
  • thanks..
    ive given up on that now but saw this online sambucus nigra black beauty and wondered if this is a designer plant because i see growers making all kinds of plants..im not experienced as ypoul have guessed but do you know this one to..
    its dark purple with pinkish flower id like to think its a great shrub about 8' can you help?
  • greenlovegreenlove Posts: 164
    Just to add on in case other people search for the same subject in the future...

    I come from Albania where pomegranates grow everywhere (in gardens and in the wild) and I can guarantee you that they will not bear mature fruits in this country. They will grow as ornamental plants and they will flower (thought not as abundantly if you are in Midlands and above) but the fruit will not mature.

    Pomgranate has more of a bushy shape rather than a tree with central trunk. It will grow to about 10-12 feet.
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