I planted this Pomegranate bush last year. Since then it has more than tripled in size, despite the fact that I totally neglected to water it over the scorching summer months. I have the Florida summer thunderstorms to thank for its survival. It hasn’t bloomed yet but I read that it takes anywhere from 1 to 2 ½ years for a new bush to bloom and then another 5 to 7 months for the fruit to ripen. I wish I could speed things up…but since that’s impossible to do I guess I will just have to be patient and wait.