General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-15
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Fruitless
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: coral-red flowers variegated with white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Guardian plant
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Ornamental Pomegranate
  • Pomegranate
Also sold as:
  • Madame Le Grelle
  • California Sunset

Photo Gallery
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-06-01
Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden 
Date: 2022-06-04
2022, 06-04 Norfolk, Virginia

Date: c. 1858
Illustration from the 1858 volume of <i>L'Illustration horticole<
Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden 
Date: 2022-06-04
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-06-01
purchased from Woodlanders
  • Posted by scvirginia on May 30, 2018 9:22 AM concerning plant:
    I think this variety needs to be propagated from cuttings. Being double-flowered, it will rarely -- if ever -- produce fruit, and I'm guessing this cv would not necessarily come true from seed even if there were any?
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Spectacular flower by Ibuprofen_Apotheosis May 26, 2021 10:38 PM 1

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