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Questions About Flowering Almond

Asked by
Tricia Upton on
May 4, 2018
Aylesford, Kent ME206TB

Q. Prunus Triloba

I have had the Triloba in my garden for several years. It appears to have been grafted onto a fruiting plum stock. I have removed the plum branches. The flowers are a bit sparse and when they finished this year there are no leaves on the topmost branches. Flowers have finished and left bare branches.

Should I prune these bare branches back or will the leaves eventually reappear?

Many thanks

Tricia Upton

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 5, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Can you post a photo? This will help me to see what is going on. You can prune this after the flowers fade, but the best time to prune is during dormancy.

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Asked by
LBrown55 on
May 21, 2018
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Q. My Flowering Almond seeds

Hello I am stratifying my Flowering Almond Tree Seeds. I read where they need to stratify for 60-90 days. I live in Zone 6b & in 90 days it will be the end of August, first of September. Can I plant my seeds in the fall then or should I plant them in a container & keep them in the house till spring & then transplant them outside?
Thank you so much for your help.
LBrown

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 21, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

The easiest way to stratify will be to place in the refrigerator for the needed period. After this, you can plant in container. It is best to wait until after the first year to transplant outside.

This article will give you more information on these trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 30, 2018

Q. Flowing almond tree

My flowering pink almond tree was in full bloom when we had some cold weather and a couple of overnight freezes this Spring. At the moment, the tree has a handful of green leaves but is not looking good. Will the tree come back or not?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2018
A.

That's to bad!

Though the buds and leaves were damaged, the shrub likely will be fine--just not pretty for awhile.

You can prune away the damaged plant material. New growth will likely began to occur since the roots were not likely effected.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 18, 2019

Q. Sweet Almond Shrub

My Sweet Almond leaves are curling up. Is this normal? Thank you for your help!
Gracie.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 18, 2019
A.

Curling leaves could be due to a pest issue or other growing concerns.

Inspect the plant for signs of pests and use Neem Oil is you see any.
This article will help.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/sweet-almond-bush/sweet-almond-bush-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Donna Bednar on
June 9, 2019
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Q. My flowering almond bushes are full of stalks, few buds and just not doing well, after 5 years of trying.

The almond bushes are in full sun, I\\\’m not sure how to fertilize them. I had several branches of beautiful flowers on the ends of the stalks, but certainly not what I expected. I think I need to prune and cut away old branches, but I don\\\’t know for sure..

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 10, 2019
Certified Expert
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If you can include photos, then that will help me to give you the best advice possible.

For now, though, I would be inclined to say that the tree is in need of fertilization and pruning. A photo will help me to confirm whether it is this, or possibly an infection.

For now, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
joydon3 on
September 11, 2019
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Q. cut a start from flowering almond

Can we start a flowering almond from a cutting and get roots in water and plant it this fall?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 11, 2019
Certified Expert
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You can, but I would recommend starting it in soil. However, if you have a way to oxygenate the water through out the day, every day and change the water every few days, then you can have success with this method. These cuttings can take several weeks to develop, leaving them prone to infection, so it is best to make is as easy as possible for yourself.

I recommend using a rooting hormone. This can be one purchased from a store, or it can be a direct analog such as acetylsalicylic acid. (That's right, you saw that correctly... Aspirin!) You can even root with Honey alone, but that can be a little more tricky.

The trick is to keep the soil slightly moist. Not wet, not dry. This can be done by moistening the soil to capacity then squeezing it until only a few drops of water come out. Put it into your container and cover with plastic, or a dome, making sure that you have just a little airflow. (Not enough to make the water evaporate too fast, but to give it air exchange.)

Keep the soil from drying out by misting the top, and you will have roots in a few weeks. You will know this when you start to see new green growth.

This article will help you to take cuttings: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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