|How do you prune a pomegranate bush?|
|There is no right or wrong way to prune a pomegranate. Annual pruning of bearing pomegranates is not really necessary--but dead or damaged portions should be removed as time permits, and some thinning of suckers or branches may be necessary from time to time.|
Because pomegranate suckers profusely from the crown, frequent sucker removal will be necessary to train the plant into a tree form. The process must be started soon after planting to maintain a single trunk, otherwise too many suckers will have developed that it will be difficult to change. Unless there is a strong desire for a tree-form, the bushy, free-growing shrub develops naturally.