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Double White Flowering Almond*

Prunus glandulosa 'Alba Plena'

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Double White Flowering Almond (Prunus glandulosa 'Alba Plena') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Double White Flowering Almond flowers

Double White Flowering Almond flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Dwarf Flowering Almond

Description:

An open, upright shrub featuring very showy double white flowers in early spring, relatively unassuming the rest of the year, so use in conjunction with other plants for best effect; needs full sun and well-drained soil, most effective in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Double White Flowering Almond is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Double White Flowering Almond is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Double White Flowering Almond is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Double White Flowering Almond will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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