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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Apr 19, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Anyone else grow pomegranates? My question is, do they normally get a big flush of blooms all at once? Or do they just get blooms here and there as they go along? Mine is blooming, but only 3 or 4 blooms at a time. It's a 15 gallon tree, and suppose to be a fruiting age, but this being the first year, maybe it needs a year or to to get set, before it starts full production. Anyway..just curious. The blooms are a beautiful orange red. I guess I need to start watching for fruit to set.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Apr 19, 2011 4:20 PM CST
Hi Alan,
Interesting you brought this up. I was going to.
I just bought a 3.6 gal. topiary about 5 ft tall Fruiting Pomegranate. Has about 30 clusters of the pretty red-orange flowers. Berridge's guy told me to fertilize with organic fert. (said their organic rose fert. is best.) I'm in the process of taking out the Popcorn tree stump (lost it to freeze) and will get it into the ground in a day or two. I'll keep you posted as to fruit set (or not).
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Apr 19, 2011 6:29 PM CST
I lost my Popcorn Tree, my Pink Balls Tree's, and the other one I was raving about all the nutrients in it's leaves, this winter. Guess it wasn't a good year for the less hardy tropical. :((( I will only replace one of those with something else, it will need to be a small tree that does well in a pot. The rest I dug up and have no intentions of replacing them with anything else.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Apr 19, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Yea, I know how you feel! Crying
Hibiscus is another one on my list of "Don't Wants".
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Apr 19, 2011 8:11 PM CST
Didn't loose my hibiscus, the were killed to the ground, but are coming up from underneath. Are you sure your lost them? I think it's warmer in inner Phx, than it is out here.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Apr 19, 2011 8:32 PM CST
Well, my big hibiscus were frozen and died back to the ground. And a Torch Boug died back to the ground. They're still alive and shooting new growth. They always "die back the the ground". I'm tired of this and not going to put up with it anymore. They die back, I whack, they grow, they freeze etc. etc. etc. No more. They're all coming out. They are all about 20 yrs old, well established and ready for the trash can.... I'm callous, I know, but, just like people, these plants grow old, too. Looking for some other plants/shrubs/ treelets to plant. Love my new Pomegranate, A LOT!
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Apr 20, 2011 3:42 PM CST
My pomegranite usually only put out one flush of blooms before setting fruit. My ornamental ones bloom for about 6-9 months of the year
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 20, 2011 4:54 PM CST
I have a huge old Pomagranate and it puts the blooms out now. I do not recall seeing blooms later in the year. My hibiscus are coming back from the ground also. I was sure they were dead. Hurray!
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Name: Rodica P
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rodicap
Jun 1, 2011 3:18 PM CST
Alan, did you lose your Dombeya Wallichii ?
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 1, 2011 4:10 PM CST
I totally agree with you Linda, re the hibiscus! My last one will be pulled out in a few weeks. It's very well established and going to be a tough job. It's near some blooming daylilies and I don't want to disturb them until they're done.
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jun 1, 2011 5:26 PM CST
Susie my hibiscus are still at ground level with only a few returning leaves. I have lost my optimism on them coming back. Two were in pots and one in the ground. Sad, but we move on to new plants ! Hilarious!
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 1, 2011 8:08 PM CST
Yes, I lost both my Dombeya Wallichii to frost this last year. The had gotten so nice and big too. I was very sad :(((

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Name: Rodica P
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rodicap
Jun 7, 2011 2:48 PM CST
I am so sorry Alan. I will try to root a couple of cuttings for you if you would like.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 7, 2011 2:58 PM CST
No, I only pamper once, and if they fail because of frost, that is it! They are done! I don't have the time or energy to babysit plants anymore :)

























Name: Rodica P
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rodicap
Jun 7, 2011 4:00 PM CST
I understand Alan. I am just amazed that mine survived without protection.
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 7, 2011 4:29 PM CST
Alan,
You quote tickles me!
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 7, 2011 7:01 PM CST
I'm not surprised. You are much closer into phoenix than I am. Don't you remember those icicles I posted hanging from my hanging baskets this winter, over a foot long? Or the bird bath, six inches deep that was frozen sold. I also had ice on the yard, and lots of frost.

Also, your yard is smaller, and your houses are closer together. I have a huge park across the street, the houses are not so congested. There is still some farmland out here. My Rangoon Creeper also froze to the ground, fortunately it is coming up from the roots. I was hoping that would happen with the Dombeya, but it did not. :(

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Name: Lynda
Wildomar, CA Zone 9a
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quiltygirl
Jun 9, 2011 3:01 PM CST
The pomegranate I bought 2 years ago stayed in the nursery pot until Feb, 2010. Last spring it had a few blooms on it, but that was it. This year it is getting much fuller, but no blooms at all. How many years does it take until it fruits?

I empathize with your frost problems as we had so much more here this year too. We are in the open, with homes farther apart. Things I thought were dead (salvia, lantana, cape honeysuckle and cannas) have all been coming back. Oddly, the petunias bloomed all winter!
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 9, 2011 3:17 PM CST
I read 5 years, depending on how old it was when you bought it. I was told mine was 5 years old, and would produce fruit this year, I think they lied. It flowered, but not a single bloom set fruit...maybe next year, since I just planted it this spring...may take it time to adjust to it's new home. It's looking nice and healthy though. Which pommy did you get?

























Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Jun 9, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Usually within one year of being planted. At least that is how it worked with mine
Marie
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