My pomegranate collection

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This small pomegranate is almost in full bloom at this time.
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Its sepal number
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Its sepal number is different with other pomegranate in the garden. This is the first time I recognize this difference! I have to find out why is that!
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This is so nice! The colour is so bright!
@bonhe would you agree that new stems/branches of Pomegranate are very thin and they take too long to gain some girth?
 

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This is so nice! The colour is so bright!
@bonhe would you agree that new stems/branches of Pomegranate are very thin and they take too long to gain some girth?
Thank you.
It depends my Nellie. Most of new shoots in the lowest part can grow fast and big if you let them grow freely. It is completely different with the apical dominance in the conifers!
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This photo with the one and only flower reminds me some verses of a Greek song :)

Title of the song : The photograph

The photo black and white
he had half a smile
the lady on his right side
and on his chest a talisman

With an open carnation
on his heart's side
the children of every neighborhood
will aim and scar

.... ... ... ...
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Please let me know if it is OK in the future.. I think your area is much hotter than mine, and I never tried to use pure pumice for pomegranate
Hi @bonhe Just an update with the pomegranate in total pumice. Tree is doing great. Heavy blooms and great growth where I applied your bending technique. I lost one branch because there were so many blooms the bend became a break. Just getting into some serious heat will post again next month. Do recomend removing blooms?
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Thanks for posting!
 

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This photo with the one and only flower reminds me some verses of a Greek song :)

Title of the song : The photograph

The photo black and white
he had half a smile
the lady on his right side
and on his chest a talisman

With an open carnation
on his heart's side
the children of every neighborhood
will aim and scar

.... ... ... ...
.... ... ... ...
Very nine ! Thanks for sharing.
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Hi @bonhe Just an update with the pomegranate in total pumice. Tree is doing great. Heavy blooms and great growth where I applied your bending technique. I lost one branch because there were so many blooms the bend became a break. Just getting into some serious heat will post again next month. Do recomend removing blooms?
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Thanks for posting!
Thank you for updating. May be more stress more flowers! It is up to you to decide if flower buds needed a removal. I like to watch flowers, so I keep every flower bud even though it might weak that branch !
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I đo not water the leaves.
I use organic and slow released chemical fertilizers
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So ----What do you do when it rains? In nature what happens when these trees do get rain/ aka the leaves get wet? This has always been my problem with people who claim they do not like getting the leaves wet on their bonsai. To me this does not make sense.
 

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So ----What do you do when it rains? In nature what happens when these trees do get rain/ aka the leaves get wet? This has always been my problem with people who claim they do not like getting the leaves wet on their bonsai. To me this does not make sense.
Because RileyJFD813 is living in the dry, hot area liked mine, I answered his questions like that. If I lived in humid and hot area, my answer would be more. I would reduce the "risky area" as much as I could. The "risky areas" are the one in the lower and inner parts of the tree. As you might know, the fungus happily lives in the humid, dark and warm areas!!!!
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Wow you have some absolutely breathtaking trees, please keep sharing. I'm forever perplexed as to whether or not pomegranate is a tropical or deciduous specimen.
 

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Wow you have some absolutely breathtaking trees, please keep sharing. I'm forever perplexed as to whether or not pomegranate is a tropical or deciduous specimen.
Thank you.
Pomegranate never drops all of the leaves at one in the tropical area.
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@bonhe Hope you don't mind if I ask you a question about dwarf pomegranates (Punica Granatum nana).
I recently bought a plant from nursery. It seems there are 2 trunks, in a very small pot filled with soil. Lots of branches, leaves, flowers and 2-3 fruits on them. Next spring I plan to transfer them to a fast draining inorganic substrate, and I just wanted to know how tolerant are they about root pruning. I expect the rootball to be a mess of tangled roots and it will be difficult to remove all the old soil, so before going to work it is better to know how aggressive can I prune.
Many thanks!
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@bonhe Hope you don't mind if I ask you a question about dwarf pomegranates (Punica Granatum nana).
I recently bought a plant from nursery. It seems there are 2 trunks, in a very small pot filled with soil. Lots of branches, leaves, flowers and 2-3 fruits on them. Next spring I plan to transfer them to a fast draining inorganic substrate, and I just wanted to know how tolerant are they about root pruning. I expect the rootball to be a mess of tangled roots and it will be difficult to remove all the old soil, so before going to work it is better to know how aggressive can I prune.
Many thanks!
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Congratulations to your new plant.
Pomegranate is tolerated well with heavy root pruning, even with barefoot !
Instead of transplanting in Spring, you should do it in Fall if it is possible for you. For me, Fall is the best. Next one will be the end of winter, when the buds are swollen up.
P/s: please do some cutting when you transplant the tree, so you will have more trees in the future .
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