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Prunus × persicoides Ingrid

Almond tree

Ideal for the UK climate

The most reliable almond variety for the UK climate, in the right spot it will produce a light crop of delicious flavoured nuts from mid August. It is also looks great, smothered in large pink blossoms in early spring.

Where?

Happiest in a sheltered, sunny site and soil which is not too dry in summer.

How?

Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil before planting and feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring. For the best crop of almonds protect the blossom from late spring frost.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring, Autumn
Flowering March - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 300 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 200 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Light sand, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Mediterranean garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Cropping October - November

Typically available

From February to September