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Punica granatum “Nana”

“Nana” is a dwarf variety selectively cultivated from species plants. It has proven to be a hardy, reliable varietal for many years and is well suited for residential production in central Texas. The plant easily tolerates the heat and can produce well in multiple soil types. The plant reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and forms a compact, dense shrub approximately 3 feet wide at maturity. It makes an excellent container plant. But when placed in the landscape, the plant is viable across USDA zones 7-11 and is considered drought-tolerant. It is an excellent plant for the xeric garden.
“Nana” produces small, red, sweet fruit in late summer after producing bright orange-red blooms in the spring. The bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are really attracted to this plant and greatly assist in the pollination process. Since the plant blooms on new wood only, pruning should be postponed until late in the season for bloom and fruit the next year.
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