TREES & Plants

Flowering Almond

Flowering almond is a large shrub or small tree with flowering similar to that of cherry trees.

Botanical name: 
Prunus triloba
All Common Names: 
Flowering Almond
Family (English): 
Family (Botanic): 
Tree or Plant Type: 
  • Shrub
  • Tree
  • Deciduous (foliage falls off)
Native Locale: 
  • Non-native
Hardiness Zones: 
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
Growth Rate: 
  • Medium
Light Exposure: 
  • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
  • Partial sun (4-6 hrs direct light daily)
Soil Preference: 
  • Moist, well-drained soil
Flower Color & Fragrance: 
  • Pink
Size Range: 
  • Compact tree (10-15 feet)
  • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Shape or Form: 
  • Rounded
Landscape Uses: 
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Mixed border
Time of Year: 
  • Mid spring
More Information: 

Tree & Plant Care

  • Prune regularly
  • Often short-lived but flowers make it worth growing.

Disease, pests, and problems

  • Does not tolerate standing or wet soil.

Disease, pest, and problem resistance

  • Plants are quite tolerant of windy conditions.

Native geographic location and habitat



Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife


Bark color and texture 


Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture

  • Color: Medium green in summer
  • Fall color: yellow gold

Flower arrangement, shape, and size

Arrangement: double-flowered

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions


Cultivars and their differences