How To Prune A Pomegranate

Q: I planted a pomegranate ten years ago. I have read that it should be pruned
a specific way if it gets too big.

A: I don’t think there is a “specific” way to prune; it just depends on what you
want. A pomegranate can be pruned to be a tree or a shrub. Most gardeners
prefer the shrub form. If that’s what you want, follow these tips: After
removing dead branches, take out a few living interior limbs so light can
penetrate to the middle of the plant. If one stem towers over the rest, cut it in
half to encourage new growth at that point.