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Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' (Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche'

Other names

Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche', Carthaginian apple 'Mollar de Elche', Granada 'Mollar de Elche', Granada 'Mollar de Elche'

Genus

Punica Punica

Variety or Cultivar

'Mollar de Elche' _ 'Mollar de Elche' is a compact, upright to rounded, sometimes spiny, borderline hardy, deciduous tree with oblong, glossy, bright green leaves, flushed bronze or orange-red fruit ready for harvest in mid-autumn.


Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Upright

Flower

Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back misplaced shoots in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' (Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile well-drained soil in full sun. In frost-prone areas, plant in a warm, sheltered site. Protect from hard frosts. Can be grown in a large container and overwintered indoors in bright, cool light with reduced watering.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche'

Other names

Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche', Carthaginian apple 'Mollar de Elche', Granada 'Mollar de Elche', Granada 'Mollar de Elche'

Genus

Punica Punica

Variety or Cultivar

'Mollar de Elche' _ 'Mollar de Elche' is a compact, upright to rounded, sometimes spiny, borderline hardy, deciduous tree with oblong, glossy, bright green leaves, flushed bronze or orange-red fruit ready for harvest in mid-autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back misplaced shoots in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' (Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile well-drained soil in full sun. In frost-prone areas, plant in a warm, sheltered site. Protect from hard frosts. Can be grown in a large container and overwintered indoors in bright, cool light with reduced watering.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' (Pomegranate 'Mollar de Elche')

Common pest name

False codling moth

Scientific pest name

Thaumatotibia leucotreta

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest; detected mainly on citrus and peppers. EU regulation under consideration following recurrent interceptions.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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