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PlantFiles: Flowering Almond
Prunus triloba

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: triloba (try-LO-buh) (Info)

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Debbie21921 On Jun 21, 2003, Debbie21921 wrote:

I am a new gardener in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. I have had this plant for 3 years with heavy blooms each spring. After the blooms this year, I noticed the foliage seemed to be thinning so I took a closer look. I have not been able to identify what the problem is but I will try to describe. There are gooey dark brown and black gobs (they look like oysters) all over the branches, primarily in between branches. I pruned heavily but wonder what caused the problem and what I should do to prevent it.

Neutral tgy On Jun 9, 2003, tgy wrote:

We think this plant is most striking in the spring when blooming, it makes a tremendous show. However, in 2002 and now 2003 we are experiencing a problem, analyized and identified by nursery people as fire blight. We have been adivsed to spray with Ferbam by one nursery and another told us to get rid of it, because it can cause problems in lots of other plants. We would really hate to destroy this 10 year old standard.

Positive lgsherk On Mar 23, 2003, lgsherk from Vandiver, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:

I am growing this plant in Alabama (U.S.), in Zone 7a and have been for about 10 years. I received it as a pass-along plant from a lovely elderly friend. When it blooms, I remenber my friend who is now deceased.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shelby, Alabama
Los Angeles, California
Peyton, Colorado
Fredonia, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Indianola, Oklahoma
Lexington, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Sunnyside, Washington

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