By Kate Chinnick

Punica Granatum (pomegranate)

Native of the Mediterranean and southern Asia
Deciduous shrub or small tree
Grows to 4.5m tall and 3m wide
Leaves are blunt tipped and glossy turning yellow in autumn
Prefers full sun in any well drained soil
Flowers are 8 petalled, orange/red and funnel shaped in spring / summer
Fruit follows flowering & ripens in autumn
Red seeds and pulp are delicious
Propagate in spring from seed or cuttings in summer
Likes a dressing of lime