Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 4-5 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus glandulosa
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, FL, LA
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 & Photos
I purchased two plants last fall. I received what appeared to be sticks with roots. When they arrived I was not sure if I wasted my money. I was afraid to plant them for fearful them dying over the winter. So I planted them in pots and babied them through winter. Bringing them in and out of the garage as weather permitted. To my surprise and happiness they survived, budded and now have the most beautiful, delicate little pink flowers. The main reason I wanted them was because I remember how beautiful my mom’s was and wanted something to remember her by.
Beautiful and Easy
I live in Colorado with hot summers and cold winters. Many things I plant die but these have thrived in heavy clay soil no less. They bloomed the first season and have thrived. I have watered them about every three days which may have made some difference. I would highly recommend.
Great Flowering Almond!
This is a great flowering almond! Very easy to grow.
This is a great flowering almond!
This is a great flowering almond! It looks beautiful.
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!!!!!
Planting & Care
Almond trees are a delight to grow, because aside from growing a healthy and delicious snack, they beautify the landscape every spring when they erupt with hundreds of beautiful blooms. The flowers vary from soft pinks to white and pop against lush green foliage.
Seasonal Information: Almond trees can be planted at any time of the year as long as your ground isn’t frozen. However, if you plant during a hot summer heat wave, be sure to give your trees enough water to help them become established. Generally the best planting times are in the fall, six weeks before the first frost to allow the roots time to become established before the winter. Or in the spring six weeks after the last frost, to give your tree time to transition into its new location before the heat of the summer sets in.
Location: Almond trees will do best if planted in an area where they receive full sunlight. Generally with almond trees, more sun equals more flowers. However, if your yard receives partial sunlight, that’s fine. Almond trees will grow in partial shade. Avoid planting your almond trees in areas of your yard that are prone to flooding or collect standing water.
1) When you have the perfect planting location scouted out, dig a hole that’s as deep as the root ball of your tree and twice as wide.
2) Take a shovel or pitch fork and loosen the soil around the sides of the hole. Once you have loosened the soil remove any debris like dirt clumps, rocks, and grass clumps from the hole.
3) Next, place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root collar is level with the surrounding ground, then slowly back fill the hole and gently tamp the soil down.
4) After the planting process is complete give your tree a long drink of water by holding a hose to its base and counting to 20 seconds.
5) Mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture and keep competing growth back.
Watering: How often you water your almond trees will depend on your climate. Almond trees like it when their soil is kept moist. Feel the soil once ever few days to determine if your tree needs more water or not. Once your soil feels like it is close to drying out, then it’s time to give it more water. Be careful not to over saturate the soil. Mulching will greatly reduce the amount of watering needed.
Fertilization: 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 a 10-10-10 formula. 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.
Weed Control: Keep weeds 3 to 4 feet away from the trunk of your tree. Weeds will compete with your tree for nutrients. The best way to get rid of a weed is by taking a firm grip on it in order to pull them out of the ground in a twisting motion. Applying a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch to the base of your tree will prevent weeds from growing.
Pruning: 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.
Pests and diseases: If you notice any discoloration of the bark, leaves, or almond hulls, remove them. These signs indicate that a fungus or mold could be growing. Often times removing infected areas of the tree helps to stop the spread of bacteria, but you should also spray your tree with an all-natural, organic fungicide to remove diseases and fungi like blight or shot hole.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|