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Small but sensational! This is an incredible ornamental shrub. The flowering almond is covered in pink blooms in the spring. Its small size makes it perfect for the garden and decorative borders.

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Flowering Almond

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Be ready for a breath taking explosion of light-pink flowers when your Pink Flowering Almond blooms! Petite, ruffled double-pink blooms cover each and every branch in early spring. You will be delighted by the charm and simplistic form of your almond shrub, one of the most richly colored and prettiest flowering shrubs you can plant. Because of their small size, they’re perfect as a focal point along a pathway, in groupings or even in containers. They only grow up to 4-5 ft. tall, so you can plant them almost anywhere. It provides plenty of springtime blooms without taking up too much room, so it works very well for anyone with space issues. You can easily keep it dense and compact, or to your desired height. The small green leaves that smother the shrub throughout the summer turn to a vibrant yellow shade in the fall... giving you color throughout the seasons. These are tough plants... they can tolerate urban conditions like poor soil, drought and smog. It is very easy to care for. The Pink Flowering Almond is extremely adaptable to various soil and moisture conditions. Its the perfect flowering shrub for border or foundation plantings, though it can work well as a small showpiece plant as well. You can expect the bright show of blooms in late April or May; plant in partial to full sun for optimal blooms!




Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 4-5 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus glandulosa
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, FL, LA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Flowering Almond


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Flowering Almond.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Flowering Almond gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Flowering Almond again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Flowering Almond arrived in perfect condition as promised. Flowered the first spring and has grown as tall and wide. Beautiful!
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Arrived in late winter in excellent health, blooming the very first spring. Has been growing vigorously so far with pleasant foliage after impressive flower display.
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When to trim so you do not lose flowers in the spring?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: haven't trimmed it yet! hasn't grown too much yet.
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is it to late to plant a weeping almond,its 95 here,and it gets hotter in july,should i wait till fall ?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: It will be a very small tree coming from this nursery. I would wait til fall to plant to give it the best chance for survival. Plant in a small container you can move around to keep it protected from the sun.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Flowering Almond can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.