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Punica granatum 'Alba Plena'

Family Name: Lythraceae
Common Name: White-Flowered Pomegranate
Full Sun Little Water Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Drought Tolerant Shrub


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A shrub grows up to 4.5 m tall and has a bushy growth habit.
Foliage Leaves are oblong-lanceolate, dark-green and glossy.
Flowers Flowers are funnel-shaped, white to creamy white, with thick and leathery flower calyx. 
Cultivation Plants do well in full sun and in well-drained soils. They can withstand certain period of drought. 
Etymology Genus Punica means "many-seeded apple". The species epithet granatum means "pleasing" or "agreeable".

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water, Little Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Softwood, Hardwood)


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny, Leathery
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, White

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Master ID 32558
Species ID 6970
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Species record last updated on: 22 February 2022.