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starting a bonsai pomegranate tree

Zone 9a | snakeskins added on May 14, 2015 | Answered

Can I start a potted bonsai tree by taking a seed or trimming from my pomegranate tree? Is there a tutorial that could help me?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 16, 2015

Typically people use dwarf pomegranates and train them to be bonsai trees because the height of dwarf varieties is usually no more than 2-3 feet - also, it might be easier for you to work with as a beginner. That is just an F.Y.I. and something you may want to consider.

I was, however, able to find you a tutorial online on how to create a bonsai from a pomegranate from the early beginning stages:
http://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_Growing%20Bonsai%20From%20Seed%20page1.html

You can propagate pomegranate trees from seeds or from semi-hardwood/hardwood cuttings. Just keep in mind that this is a slow method to cultivate a bonsai because it normally takes 3-5 years before a tree can be trained.

Here is an article that will tell you how to start a pomegranate tree from seed:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomegranate/growing-pomegranate-tree-seeds.htm

Here is an article that will tell you how to root a hardwood cutting:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

The Gardening Know How website has several articles on the general care of bonsai here which can be found here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai/

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