The Punica granatum is a beautiful ornamental growing shrub, which produces deep red leathery skinned fruit containing tender edible seeds with a nutty flavour. Lush green foliage
Most commonly used as an ornamental shrub or for its delicate fruiting capabilities. Pomegranate fruit can be used for garnishes, soups, sauces, jellies, ices, and grenadine, which is used in desserts and alcoholic beverages.The dried seeds can be used as seasoning in dishes like dahl, samosas, stuffings and chutney. The rind can be used for dye. The Punica granatum is also a great hedging shrub.
Best growth is seen when planted in full sun to partial shade, with hot summers and cold winters. Drought resistant and enjoys well drained loam, will need mulch or compost annually.