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Dwarf Flowering Almond
Prunus glandulosa
Flowers of Dwarf Flowering Almond
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


All species of Prunus are prone to a number of disease and insect problems. The most serious problems of this species are borers.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 
Mature Height: 4-5 Feet
Mature Width: 3-4 Feet
Features: White or pink flowers (single or double depending on cultivar) in spring; fruit are small red cherries, usually produced in small numbers (or not at all on cultivars with double flowers).
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils best.
Cultivars:
  • 'Alba Plena' - Double white flowers.
  • 'Rosea Plena' - Double pink flowers.
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: China and Japan
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: This species tends to be short lived (usually declines after 10 years); mice can be damaging to this species.

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