Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Dwarf Flowering Almond
Description: An open, upright shrub smothered in frothy double pink flowers in early spring, redeces to the background the rest of the year, so use in conjunction with other plants for best effect; needs full sun and well-drained soil, most effective in mass plantings
Ornamental Features: Double Pink Flowering Almond is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Landscape Attributes: Double Pink Flowering Almond is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Double Pink Flowering Almond is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing: Double Pink Flowering Almond will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.