Flowering Almond Trees In Your Yard
Flowering almond trees are deciduous trees with gorgeous spring flowers blooming pink with double petals. These medium growing Rosaceae family member can be lovely additions to accent shrub borders around parking lots, strip plantings, or around a deck or patio. The flowering almond trees makes a striking specimen plants. The shape of the flowering pink almond is a symmetrical vase-shaped canopy with a smooth outline and a profusion of light green leaves. Growing flowering almond trees reach around 12 feet with an equal spread. This non-native can be grown through USDA zones 4-8. The flowering almond is drought tolerant with a moderate growth rate. Pruning a flowering almond tree should be an annual affair. The trees respond well to pruning, and ornamental almond pruning is the best way to keep the tree an optimal height.
When you learn how to prune a flowering almond trees, you’ll find it a simple matter. You’ll need to sterilize the pruners with denatured alcohol before pruning flowering almonds to be sure you don’t spread disease. The next step in pruning a flowering almond shrub is to trim out all dead, insect infested or diseased branches. Prune back branches that cross or rub against each other. Finally, complete your ornamental almond pruning by cutting back about a third of the tree’s new growth. Make each cut just above a lateral branch or bud. This clipping keeps the tree compact and encourages the formation of new buds.