The Q&A Archives: Planting Pomegranate Tree

Question: When is the best time to plante my pomegranate tree? It's about 4ft tall. Direct sun in Phoenix is still quite hot. I have no clue what I'm doing! Thanks

Answer: I have a dwarf pomegranate growing in full sun in my Mesa landscape. It is a shrub, not a tree, but it does very well in the summer heat. It is on a drip system and most of the new growth appears in April although it does grow a little in October and November. I'd wait until October to plant your tree. By then most of the really hot weather will be over and your tree can concentrate on establishing its root system rather than just sitting and waiting for cooler weather. Dig a hole as deep and slightly wider than the nursery container and backfill with the soil you took out of the planting hole. Water deeply to help settle the soil and then either water once a week or put it on your drip system. Best wishes with your new tree.

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