Pomegranate Bonsai Tree Care Sheet

General Description:

The Pomegranate Bonsai Tree from our online nursery is a beloved bonsai tree that has a rich history in the world and is known for its bright red flowers and delicious fruits – the taste of which you have undoubtedly tried sometime in your life. Since the tree is used in bonsai, it becomes dwarfed and remains as small as the pot it is kept in. They are drought tolerant and extremely easy to care for, making them an amazing and beautiful species in the bonsai realm. The syrup produced by these fruits is thickened and sweetened, and often used in Pomegranate juice that is available in any grocery store.

*Interesting fact – In Spanish, the word pomegranate is “granada”. So in Spain, the ancient city of Granada was actually renamed after the treasured Pomegranate during the Moorish period. Cool right? Please be sure to check out our full selection of bonsai trees for sale from our online nursery once you are finished reading up on the Pomegranate Bonsai Tree!


The Pomegranate Bonsai Trees need to be kept in the sunny location during the summer, preferably full sun, and a semi-sunny location during the winter. If kept indoors, make sure to place in a window with full sun during the day.


As stated above, these trees are drought tolerant so they will not die if the roots die out. However, they will be healthier if the soil is kept moist (not soaking wet!) and if you mist the foliage of the tree on a weekly basis. Please follow the link if you would like to know more about watering your bonsai tree.


These trees can be kept in freezing temperatures down to 14 degrees, but we recommend that you provide some frost protection for the roots. So, in the winter when temperatures began to approach freezing, you should move your tree into a garage or shed with moderate protection from the cold.


You should fertilize your Pomegranate Bonsai Tree every two weeks during the spring and summer, and once every three months during the fall and winter. However, when you repot you should not fertilize for the next three months to avoid root burn and allow time for the roots to naturally grow.


Remove any unwanted foliage by simply pinching it away with your fingers to help keep the shape of the bonsai that you are aiming for. Pinching away new growth will also help develop existing growth if kept in a sunny location. If you choose to wire your bonsai, be sure not to wrap the wire too tightly around the branches, and watch for signs of the wire cutting into the bark as it is relatively delicate. If you notice the wire cutting into the bark, remove the wire and repeat if you still need to.


We recommend that you repot your bonsai every three to four years in the spring, just before growing season begins. Cut away about 1/3 of the root ball and remember to water the tree heavily for the next few weeks to help promote healthy root growth. Now that you are finished, please be sure you check out our full selection of wholesale bonsai trees for sale!


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