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|Positive ||cyclingmom1959 ||On Mar 17, 2012, cyclingmom1959 from Greenville, SC wrote:
I have flowering almond bushes in South Carolina that have been growing in my yard for over 20 years. They were transplanted from Tennessee. The original bushes that these came from were in my great-grandmother's yard in the early 1950's. We've found them to be very hardy, surviving everything from ice storms to severe southern droughts with little to no care. The showy blooms in the Spring are always a welcome sight after the gloomy days of Winter.
|Positive ||mamajack ||On Jan 3, 2012, mamajack from Fate, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
in 2011 texas lost over 5 billion dollars in agriculture. it was a tough year. this plant not only made it without one drop of water other than rain in a shade-for-texas spot but it was one of only a few plants in my garden that stayed green throughout the triple-digit-for-months temperatures. i love this plant.
|Positive ||atcps ||On Jul 9, 2010, atcps from WOODLAWN, TN wrote:
I've been growing this shrub for more than five years in my northern Tennessee garden. It grows in partial to mostly shade and has never failed to bloom each year. I do nothing for it, no pruning, mulching or fertilizing. Last year and this year it has grown almonds on it. I don't think you can eat the almonds but I would think they'd be good for wildlife and I enjoy their ornamental value in the garden. There is a spot for these in all gardens as mine is still about only 5 feet tall by 3 feet around. Love this little shrub. No pests or diseases. Drought tolerant.
|Positive ||wseeker5 ||On Nov 30, 2008, wseeker5 from Lovelock, NV wrote:
I got this plant from the mountains of NC where I was born (1936) in 1971 sent it to Wa. state where it stayed till 2002 put it in a pot and it stayed in Ca. till 2005 moved it to the high desert where it bloomed for me this year. I love this plant.
|Positive ||Spinninggirl ||On May 25, 2008, Spinninggirl from Mcdonough, GA wrote:
I have three of these plants. I purchased them from Springhill Nursery. They are doing fine. I accidently broke a branch off one of them;I am going to try and root it. What I like about them most is, the spent flowers fall to the ground. They do not get brown and ugly.
|Positive ||jishro ||On Apr 28, 2008, jishro from near....Warren, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
There is a "Flowering Almond" growing from below an old tree stump. I call it the mother plant because I have taken numerous hardwood cuttings and given away many of the resulting shrubs. I plan to take more cuttings this winter. The shrubs do quite well in this area and need little care except for light pruning and shaping. They seem to tolerate most soil conditions.
|Negative ||kbaumle ||On May 3, 2007, kbaumle from Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
It was such a beautiful shrub when we planted it last spring, and looked gorgeous all summer, even after it stopped blooming. We mulched it heavily, but it didn't survive our winter. We didn't have a normal one, first warm, then cold, then warm, then a late extended freeze, so it was just too much for it to take, I guess. I really loved it while we had it.
|Neutral ||estiva ||On Dec 12, 2005, estiva from Grafton, WI wrote:
This is a beautiful plant that I have not had success with. After planting, it seems to do nothing much, then after one growing season, it starts a downward spiral until it either dies or I remove it, and trnsplant it with my other "runts". When it is in bloom, the flowers, although tiny are beautiful, reminding me of dianthus.
|Positive ||soozin ||On Jun 22, 2004, soozin from Lowell, MA wrote:
Gorgeous in bloom. Seems to need light pruning after flowering. Our well-established plant survived temperatures of -20 degrees Farenheit and wind chills below -30 this winter, so it is very hardy. Fertilize lightly in early spring to promote a good bloom. Mulch deeply, especially in cold climates.
|Positive ||lswdixiemom ||On May 17, 2004, lswdixiemom from Jackson, GA wrote:
Grows in sun to partial shade. This is a very old plant. I got mine from my grandmother's homeplace, and my mother remembers it being there as a child (she is 84). This shrub needs to be preserved! I live in middle Georgia and it is one of the first things to bloom in spring, along with Forsythia.
|Neutral ||mominem ||On Apr 27, 2004, mominem from Ashton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
The Pink Flowering Almond is a small shrub that flowers in early spring with a display of double, light pink flowers before the leaves appear. It grows best in light shade to full sun. It prefers a well drained light garden soil. Adaptable to most soil types and moisture levels. Blossoms are not fragrant.
Spread: 4 ft
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Glastonbury Center, Connecticut
Mount Morris, Illinois
South China, Maine
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
St Cloud, Minnesota
Lowry City, Missouri
Allentown, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jefferson, New York
Johnson City, New York
Savannah, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Champion Heights, Ohio
Brush Creek, Oklahoma
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Mapleville, Rhode Island
Centerville, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Deer Park, Texas
Fruit Heights, Utah
Locust Dale, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington