Form: multistemmed tree or large vase-shaped shrub
Size: 12-20ft, spread to 15ft
Leaves: simple, obovate, soft, 3in long; dark green, bronzy when new, yellow in fall
Flowers: beautiful orange/red crinkly petals
Fruit: edible pomigrante; red 3in in diameter with flared end, aggregate
Stems/Trunks: branches naturally drooping in form
Range/Origin: southern asia
Hardiness: to teens (dormant in winter)
- edible fruit
- screen or hedge
- Exposure: reflected heat, sun, partial shade
- Water: fairly drought tolerant; best with 1 or 2 times per month when growing
- Soil: any desert soil
- Propagation: seeds, layering
- Maintenance: low; pruning to remove suckers to get tree form if desired
Research by Master Gardener Barbara Schneidau
Twiggy in winter; leaf-footed insect likes the fruit.
Splitting of fruit can be caused by sunburn or too much water.
Resistant to Texas Root Rot.
Will tolerate drought, wind, salty soils, and cold.
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