Flowering almond is a large shrub or small tree with bright pink flowers. The double flowering form is more popular in the nursery trade.
- Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
- Zone 3
- Zone 4
- Zone 5
- Zone 6
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial sun (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Compact tree (10-15 feet)
- Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
- Mixed border
- Mid spring
- Late spring
Size & Form
A dense, large, rounded shrub or small tree often grows 10 to 15 feet high and wide
Tree & Plant Care
Best in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil.
Tolerant of clay, sand, and acidic soils.
Does not tolerate standing or wet soil but will withstand moderate drought and wind once established.
Prune regularly to maintain good branching and remove dead wood.
Disease, pests, and problems
Borers, scale, spider mite, black knot, powdery mildew, leaf spots, and verticillium wilt.
Native geographic location and habitat
Attracts birds & butterflies
Butterlfies are attracted to flowers and the fruit attracts many birds.
Bark color and texture
Brown, slender stems
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Alternate, simple, coarse, double-serrated elliptical leaf about 2 to 4 inches long
Medium green in summer turning a yellow gold in fall
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Pink, 5-petaled flowers appear in early spring.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
A fleshy, 1/2 inch round red fruit attacts many songbirds.
Cultivars and their differences
Double-flowered Almond (Prunus triloba var. multiplex):is a showy double-flowered form that does not produce fruit.