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Old 09-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Managing pomegranate shrub


I have planted a pomegranate shrub and would like to retain this as shrub instead of growing all over the places..

How do I manage this ? Please see the pic.. In the picture it is going all over the places.

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Pomegranates require and love fairly severe pruning and yours is overdue. They will produce much more fruit if you have at them with pruning sheers and saws. Like most fruit trees. Wait now until it goes dormant. Or maybe until next spring depending on where you are. Read up on how to do it in the meantime.

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Pomegranates require and love fairly severe pruning and yours is overdue. They will produce much more fruit if you have at them with pruning sheers and saws. Like most fruit trees. Wait now until it goes dormant. Or maybe until next spring depending on where you are. Read up on how to do it in the meantime.
Thank you for the information. Where can I read about the best way of pruning any fruit trees or Pomegranate in specific ?
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Library is a good source to explore books on pruning. Ag extension may have specific publications for free or cheap. When I was in California the Sunset Western Garden Book was a must have book for gardeners and anybody else raising plants. I looked it up and posted in another thread it is still only $20 or so. Get to know your real local nursery. They will have great expertise not availed in box stores. Of course there is probably information to be found through Google and all too. Good luck.
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Library is a good source to explore books on pruning. Ag extension may have specific publications for free or cheap. When I was in California the Sunset Western Garden Book was a must have book for gardeners and anybody else raising plants. I looked it up and posted in another thread it is still only $20 or so. Get to know your real local nursery. They will have great expertise not availed in box stores. Of course there is probably information to be found through Google and all too. Good luck.
Thank you for the information.
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Here is one article I found that is fairly easy to follow.

http://www.lecooke.com/Nursery/Care/Pomegranate.html
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Here is one article I found that is fairly easy to follow.

http://www.lecooke.com/Nursery/Care/Pomegranate.html
Thank you ! I have also ordered the book - "The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide" from Amazon.com.
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You will like it. I gave mine to a friend in Cincinnati into gardening and he was able to abstract lots even for the different climate. My book was stuffed with notes and marked pages after 20 years living in the Bay Area and designing landscapes. You will use it a lot.
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You will like it. I gave mine to a friend in Cincinnati into gardening and he was able to abstract lots even for the different climate. My book was stuffed with notes and marked pages after 20 years living in the Bay Area and designing landscapes. You will use it a lot.
Thank you for the recommendation. Will look forward to that book.

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