Flowering Almond Tree

Flowering Almond Tree

There are two type of flowering almond tree existing in the world. The one with the white blossoms will produce sweet almonds. On the other hand, the tree having pink flowers will produce bitter almonds. If you do not care too much about the fruits, you can choose your desirable type to fit your garden and match other colors as well.

The almond tree is actually a small-sized tree which can only reach no more than 15 feet in height with a similar spread. They will have attractive white blossoms in spring with a five-petal shape and a pink center. Since they need a long growing period and dry climate, you should satisfy their needs to make them happily. They cannot survive in cold climates, so planting almond trees is not recommended if your house is located in a cold zone. Also, they prefer to live in well-drained soil and under full sunlight during the day. They will extend their root system into a deeper location. So, you should avoid planting them in some compact soil types like clay soil. If there are some frost hazards existing in your zone, you should provide some protections for your almond trees to get over. Overlook of these issues may result in the failure of producing fruits in the coming year.

The almond tree is easy to be infected by some diseases or fugus infection. Some pests might be a serious issue. Some general tree pests like aphids, scale and borer insects may cause the trees to lose their leaves. Their larvae will feed on the leaves of the tree and the foliage will be destroyed in a couple of weeks. The flowering almond is a good candidate for decorating your spring garden. Due to their tiny size, they can be easily planted in containers and be moved easily. The almonds are good source of food, and they are one fundamental food material in the kitchen as well.

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