Proper pruning of Pomegranate tree.

slash-nevadaAugust 26, 2007

all alliteration aside, what is the proper pruning of Pomegranate trees please! I have a dwarf Pom tree that is more resembling a bush right now. Do I let it grow wild for a year of two and then start shaping it? This is the second summer for this tree. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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johnnycadoseed(z9NV sunset 11)

Go to the Californis Rare Fruit Growers site. ( ) You will find pomegranates in their "Fruit Facts" section. It will give you all the information you need

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 12:06PM
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I'm not sure what variety you have. The one that I know is dwarf is basically a small shrub and would never be prunable to a tree form. I have the most common variety called "wonderful". I let it grow as a bush for two years and then I started pruning it to tree form in the winter. It still tries to turn back to a bush and I have to keep after it but it is a pretty thing and one of the few fruiting trees I've tried that actually loves it here in Las Vegas.

I would wait until winter if I where you because then you can see the form better and then I would prune out a nice multi-trunk shape out of it.

Happy Gardening, Maria

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 11:42AM
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Thanks, lots of good info at the website. I will wait until winter to prune back my tree, thanks for the help Maria.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 7:39PM
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Oops. Mine got very tall (the main shoot is at least 6' tall now!) There are two others, and they are about 2 feet tall. What should I do?

    Bookmark   February 18, 2008 at 2:28AM
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It is helpful to know what kind of pomegranate you have but it doesn't sound like a dwarf if it has a shoot six feet tall. I would just leave it alone for a couple of years before trying to make the pomegranate into a tree if that is what you want to do. A lot of people leave them as bushes and they like it just fine that way.


    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 9:47AM
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I have 4 pomegranite trees 10-12 ft tall. 3 produce beautiful fruit one however located more on the west side ( the trees are lined up west-east) bares small fruit and they crack open right away. Is it lack of water? Any suggestions

    Bookmark   December 17, 2010 at 2:19PM
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