Prunus glandulosa
Common name: 
Dwarf Flowering Almond
Pronunciation: 
PRU-nus glan-du-LO-sa
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous, multi-stemmed, shrub, 3-5 ft (0.9-1.5 m) tall and 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m) wide, straggly.  Leaves alternate, simple, 3-9 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide, oval-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, cenate, finely serrate, petiole about 5 mm long.  Flowers simple, white to pink, corolla about 1.2 cm wide.  Fruit globose, 1 cm wide, dark purple-red.
  • Sun, well-drained, moisture retaining soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Native to central and northern China.  Several cultivars, including: 'Alba', single, white flowers; 'Albo Plena', flowers double, white; 'Rosea Plena' ('Sinensis'), flowers double, pink.
  • glandulosa: glandular.
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  • plant habit, spring and summer

    plant habit, spring and summer

  • expanding leaves

    expanding leaves

  • flowering branch

    flowering branch