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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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Shelby, Alabama

Los Angeles, California

Peyton, Colorado

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fredonia, New York

Belfield, North Dakota

Indianola, Oklahoma

Lexington, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Sunnyside, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 14, 2015, MaryArneson from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

We have one that is a family heirloom. It blooms every year in Minneapolis and provides much-needed spring color in the garden. It tolerated transplanting after my in-laws died, and it has had no problems with disease or pests.


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.


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.


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.