Good Morning! We hope you had a wonderful Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Savior. In this series of posts, we'll be highlighting the best-looking plants on our nursery each week. We'll provide you with information about each plant and a nice picture of it, too. This week, we'll be taking a look at the Wonderful Pomegranate and the Bald Cypress.
Wonderful Pomegranates are a particularly sweet and delicious fruit that can grow to the size of a grapefruit. The pomegranates ripen in the fall to a yellowish-red and, once ripe, can be eaten fresh or used for juice. Besides the delicious fruit it produces, the tree is a good landscaping plant. It is quite showy with its large fruit and red, waxy flowers. At maturity, the Wonderful can reach a height of 8 - 12 feet. It is hardy in Zones 8-10, requiring 150 chill hours.
The Wonderful Pomegranates in a #5 pot ($54.95) are 3-4 feet tall, and most are covered in bright red blooms that will become fruit. Pomegranates are self-fertile, but will produce heavier when planted in multiples. To view the product page for this item, click here.
The Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer which is just about maintenance-free once established. It has a pyramidal shape and displays reddish brown, peeling bark as it matures. Its leaves begin light green as new-growth, turn dark green in summer, and finally change to a rich brown in the fall. The Bald Cypress has a medium growth-rate and is hardy in Zones 4-10. It reaches a mature height of about 50-70 feet and a spread of 20-25 feet. Plant in full sun or partial shade.
The Bald Cypress in a #5 Pot ($46.95) is approximately 3-4 feet tall, and is very lush this time of year. The bald cypress will make a beautiful, low maintenance addition to any landscape. To see the product page for this item, click here.
Be sure to check back next week for a new edition of Prettiest Plants on the Nursery.