From southern Russia, this very pretty small shrub grows to only about 3 ft. in height. Sochi Dwarf is covered from summer to fall with abundant, bright orange-red flowers, followed by striking, golf-ball size fruit, which is not edible. Sochi Dwarf makes a nice container plant on the deck or patio and is happy outdoors in a sunny, protected location. In colder climates, grow it in a container and bring it to a protected location in the winter.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Sochi Dwarf Pomegranate like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Pomegranates are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Sochi Dwarf Pomegranate is hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32 (warmer parts) & indoors