Pomegranate Trees
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New Pomegranate Tree

Zone Fairfax, VA 22033 | Eileen Owen added on April 16, 2017 | Answered

I planted a pomegranate tree this winter and I not sure if it survived the winter. It has no leaves yet. How can I tell if this tree is alive and a late leaving tree or did not survive the stress of the winter and planting. It get full sun has been well watered and I live in zone 7a. I am not seeing leave buds or new grow shoots. I am also not familiar with growing this type of tree.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 18, 2017

You can test the branches by bending them. If they snap off, the branch has died.

You can also to a scratch test on the bark.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-scratch-test.htm
Did you grow a variety that is hardy in zone 7? There are a few, but in general most varieties are hardy zones 8-10.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomegranate/pomegranate-winter-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomegranate/varieties-of-pomegranate.htm
Keep in mind that most reputable garden centers will guarantee a new tree planting for 1 year.

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