Punica granatum 'Madame Legrelle'
Some years back I dug and divided Madame Legrelle from under a live oak
that came up years after the original flowering pomegranate was planted.
These flowers were illustrated in a drawing
from an 1858 hort journal I saw online at
antiquariaat Jan Meemelink antiquarian
botanical and horticultural books.
Pomegranate bud before bloom. This pomegranate forms no fruits.
Curiously, not all start to flower at the same time. The one on the right has buds
forming but no flowers. The bits at orange beyond it are roses.
A mediterranean plant requiring no irrigation or fertilizer once established.
These shrubs bloom in the upper garden with orange roses and orange gerberas after the big flush of loropetalum and azaleas are over and overlap late spring shrubs like oakleaf hydrangea and
spiraea bumalda just coming into bloom.