Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Flowering Almond Plant Profile

Flowering Almond Plant Profile

Dwarf Flowering Almond (Prunus glandulosa) is a multi-stemmed shrub with beautiful light pink or white flowers in early spring. It can reach 3 to 5 feet wide and high.

It prefers full to part-sun and is tolerant of a range of soil types. It also does well in urban conditions. However, it cannot stand to sit in wet soil for long periods. Once established, it is quite drought-tolerant. It is a rose relative and is native to Asia. Despite the common name of “Flowering Almond,” it does not produce almonds (that is a different tree entirely). Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to the flowers. It is the larval host plant for the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Flowering Almond is hardy to zones 4-8. It requires frequent pruning, do so right after it flowers. Take out any old wood and anything dead, diseased, or damaged. It is easy to propagate from softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer. It can be a short-lived plant in the garden due to its susceptibility to diseases and insect issues, but it is worth growing for its decorative value and as a cut flower. This was a favorite shrub of Thomas Jefferson, who planted it extensively at Monticello. Flowering Almond: You Can Grow That! The video was produced by Washington Gardener Magazine as part of our Plant Profile series for Mid-Atlantic USA gardeners. Audio and text by Kathy Jentz Video and editing by Cassie Peo ➤ If you enjoy this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our YouTube channel (thank you!) ➤Remember to TURN ON notifications to know when our new videos are out ➤ FIND Washington Gardener Magazine ONLINE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Podcast: GardenDC If you liked this video, we think you will like these our Plant Profiles: ~ Flowering Quince ~ Spirea ~ Weigela ~ Daphne


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