Top Questions About Flowering Almond

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Questions About Flowering Almond

Asked by
debmonty on
October 31, 2013

Q. Can we still plant it?

Received a flowering almond shrub and I want to know if I can still plant it.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 1, 2013
A.

Yes, get it in the ground now. "Fall is for planting!" This is the perfect time to get trees and shrubs making roots while trunks, limbs and twigs are sleeping.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 6, 2014

Q. Flowering Almond Transplant

I have a flowering almond on the south side of our house. It’s doing well, but I need to move it, as we need the space it’s in. What’s the best way to move it or transplant some of the suckers?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert
A.

Get up as much of the tree roots and surrounding soil as possible and transplant into a suitable area. The key is to successful transplanting is to do your best to keep the plant from going into shock. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm You may also want to prune the tree back some after moving as this will reduce the amount of foliage the damaged roots (all plants get damaged roots when moved) will have to deal with. Here is more information on caring for these trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
ronaldg on
October 23, 2014

Q. Flowering Almond

I have a 2-year-old tree that produced plenty of blossoms. I now have clusters of almonds in profusion.
Do I need to thin these?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 23, 2014
A.

Since you're not growing these for the nuts, you can simply prune them off. Since flowering almond really responds to pruning with beautiful shape and copious flowers next spring, this may be what you want to do. Pruning in the spring, right after flowering, allows the plant to put all its energy into roots and growth for more flowers next year. However, if you like to leave the fruits on the bush for the birds to eat, you can do that too. You don't need to fuss with thinning the fruits. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
Karen.Andrews on
May 16, 2015

Q. How can I ensure that my double flowering plum blooms each year?

I have a beautiful double flowering plum (also called flowering almond) and it is only getting blooms on the very bottom of the stem. The branches leaf out no problem but not flowers. Is there a way to get it to flower on all the stems?

Answered by
Heather on
May 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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It is likely a problem with late season cold snaps. The blossom buds are far more susceptible to cold damage than the leaf buds. A late season cold snap can kill the upper flowers.

In the future, you will need to take steps to provide some protection to the plant during late season cold snaps. One common method is putting twinkle lights on the tree and turning them on if you expect a early spring frost. They provide just enough heat to keep frost from the blossom buds. This article has some other suggestions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/frost-how-to-protect-your-plants.htm

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Asked by
sylvieellis on
July 21, 2015

Q. prunus

Just purchased a Prunus triloba in July. The stems are 12-24 inches long and full of mid green leaves. Need advice on when to prune back stems and by how much. Many thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 22, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Prune your plant while dormant, late fall or early spring.

Here is a great link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
dblittle on
October 17, 2015

Q. cutting flowering almonds

When might one cut flowering almond to within inches of the ground? I live in North Ogden, Utah and I have three flowering almonds that have been planted for around five years in my garden. Is it time to cut them back to the ground so that they can rejuvenate?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 20, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Since Flowering Almond bloom on old wood, it is best to lightly prune the plants right after they are done blooming.

This will promote good growth and abundant blossoms the next spring.

If your shrubs need more attention you can prune any dead or damaged branches.
Also remove any branches that hang on the ground.
You can trim out 1/3 of the older tallest branches by cutting them to the ground.
Sucker branches can also be removed.
Prune away about 1/3 of the top growth, make all the cuts at a 45 degree angle 1/4 above a bud and slant away from the bud.

You can wait until next years blossoming to make these pruning cuts.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
garyspete on
June 8, 2016

Q. flowering almond bush

Every year after my bush blooms but a lot of it dies back. It looks dead and I never know whether to cut the branches off or not.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 9, 2016
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