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Prunus tribola

Flowering Almond

Compact form which produces quantities of double pink flowers

Pretty in pink, this is one of the first shrubs to flower in spring. The bare wood bristles with deep pink buds that open to fully double button-like blooms of peachy pink in March and April. Fresh green leaves clothe the plant through summer, turning yellow in autumn before falling.

Where?

Easy to grow in sun or part shade and any soil. Also makes a beautiful plant in a large container. Grow against a wall, training against trellis or wires, the extra warmth from the wall will bring the spring flowers out even earlier.

How?

Happiest in a moist but well drained soil and sun or part shade. Water regularly in dry weather until established. Over time it can be pruned into a small tree.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 310 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 325 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 120 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
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, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From March to September