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Flowering Almond

Prunus glandulosa

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun


4-5 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Prunus glandulosa

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Low-Maintenance Option for Colorful Groupings

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!

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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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It loves the sun in our yard!
First, I planted it in partial shade in a front garden beside the house. It wasn't happy there and struggled. I transplanted it to a back garden in full sun and it is thriving!
November 25, 2014
Farmington Hills, MI
over 4 years ago
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Flowering Almond arrived in perfect condition as promised. Flowered the first spring and has grown as tall and wide. Beautiful!
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Unfortunately the Deer like these too
They were shipped in great condition. They have been in the ground for a while now. However, we noticed right after we planted them that the deer were have a feast. We have since caged them in so if you have deer beware. Love the look of them though.
November 5, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Great plants, came packaged very well and I planted according to directions. Have doubled in size even tho we are in an unusually dry, hot summer. Can't wait until next year to see them bloom.
July 25, 2015
over 2 years ago
Flowering almond
I ordered three bushes. They are all doing well with a lot of new growth. I can't wait to see them flower in the spring! I just ordered another as a gift to my Mom. The plants were well packaged and took right off.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Happy with Purchase
Never used this co. before, but they had a nice selection of trees and bushed that I could not find in local nurseries, or were super expensive there. The three flowering almond plants arrived almost immediately, and were fresh and of good size. A month later they are doing well, and look good already in a grouping in my backyard. I look forward to flowers next year!
June 20, 2017
4 months ago
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I love it!!
I can't wait to see it flower next spring! It arrived lush and healthy and the green foliage is unique and very attractive. I am extremely happy with this purchase!!!!!
June 20, 2017
4 months ago
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When planting plants that have been ordered online, my advice, as a Master Gardener, is to get it in the ground immediately. This flowering almond went into the ground the same day it arrived. It arrived in beautiful condition and is thriving.
May 30, 2017
4 months ago
This is a great flowering almond!
This is a great flowering almond! It looks beautiful.
June 22, 2017
New York, NY
3 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Absolutely LOVE the Flowering Almond. Beautiful delicate flowers.
Cj U on Jul 4, 2017
I choose this one because doesn't grown to much...our Land has already alot of trees.And its beautifull.
Adelita L on Jun 10, 2017
Absolutely LOVE the Flowering Almond. Beautiful delicate flowers.
Cj U on Jul 4, 2017
It looks beautiful. It is slow growing, though.
Carole B on Jun 26, 2017
I choose this one because doesn't grown to much...our Land has already alot of trees.And its beautifull.
Adelita L on Jun 10, 2017
I bought 2 of these as Christmas gifts for my brother and sister. Both say they are enjoying these flowering shrubs.
David M on May 30, 2017
I wanted a pretty, flowering bush that would peek through and hang/lean over my white picket fence.
Deborah S on May 15, 2017
We had this bush in our yard when I was a child. It was so pretty.
Frances C on May 12, 2017
Spotted this beautiful spring flowering bush in my neighbor's parkway--full sun, on the deer route that we both live on. I have wanted to have one of my own for a couple years, but can't find at local nurseries. Rhododendron and azaleas are out for us--too many deer. I am confident these will be great.
Jean B on May 9, 2017
Junko R on May 4, 2017
I have always like the flowering almond bush.
Marilyn K on Mar 21, 2016
I moved and could not take the 2 flowering almonds I had planted in the past. These are compact and easy to grow with a soft pleasant look to the flowers. Very tolerant and adapts to any area of the garden.
Randall R on Mar 13, 2016
Because it is a beautiful shrub and/or tree and always admired by our children and grandchildren in springtime. It will be a present for our children.
Manfred E on Feb 3, 2016
It looks pretty!
Ronald S on Oct 11, 2015
I had one many years ago. It was the sweetest little thing, I Loved it, have been wanting another one for a long time.
Rosanna T on Sep 21, 2015
Darrell T on Sep 10, 2015
Looks beautiful and will fit in new landscaped area.
Terry V on Sep 7, 2015
It looks beautiful. It is slow growing, though.
Carole B on Jun 26, 2017
I bought 2 of these as Christmas gifts for my brother and sister. Both say they are enjoying these flowering shrubs.
David M on May 30, 2017
is it deer resistant?
Linda S on Feb 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have never had a deer eat them and the deer lay in my yard every night.
Best fertilizer
for flowering almond?
Ron R on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Almond trees will benefit from being fed fertilizer twice a year, once in the early spring and once in the early fall. Use an all-natural, organic fertilizer that’s well balanced like formula 10-10-10. Be sure to give your tree a thorough drink of water after fertilizing it so the water will carry nutrients down to your tree’s roots and to prevent nitrogen burn.
When to trim so you do not lose flowers in the spring?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best time to prune almond trees is in the late winter or early spring, while it’s still dormant. Remove any broken, damaged, or dead limbs. Also remove any branches that are touching or crossing, to prevent them from breaking on their own. When thinning out your tree be sure to study your tree and decide which limbs to remove before you start pruning. Branches that grow straight upwards are generally water sprouts, which are branches that don’t produce fruit. Use a sharp and clean pair of hand pruners or loppers that are sterile, and make your cuts at 45 degree angles facing upwards.
i trimmed it in the spring and should I trim it again in the fall?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Flowering almond is pruned right after flowering. Pruning at this time gives it the rest of the growing season to produce new greenery. If you pruned earlier you could risk cutting off the buds and miss out on the flowers. Most say that if your shrub blooms after June 15th, you should prune early early spring, but if you bloom before June 15th, then prune it right after it finishes all its blooming,
Does this produce edible almonds?
Debi W on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. It's glory is the bloom. When it blooms in full, there is no other plant or bush anywhere that is as beautiful. It is just stunning. But, the blooms are fairly short-lived and my bush doesn't always bloom in full.
Is the Flowering Almond Shrub deer resistant?
Larry P on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are rarely damaged by deer.

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