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Chico Pomegranate

Punica granatum 'Chico'

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Chico Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Chico') at Roger's Gardens

Chico Pomegranate flowers

Chico Pomegranate flowers

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Chico Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Chico') at Roger's Gardens

Chico Pomegranate in bloom

Chico Pomegranate in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Dwarf Pomegranate


This lovely dwarf variety matures into a small dense habit with individual reddish-orange flowers that hang from the ends of branches in late summer; a fruitless variety that is drought tolerant once established; this selection is great for sunny borders

Ornamental Features

Chico Pomegranate has nodding orange tubular flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer, which are interesting on close inspection. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The glossy oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Chico Pomegranate is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Chico Pomegranate is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Chico Pomegranate will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Chico Pomegranate makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Ornamental Features