Prunus glandulosa

Species:Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
Common Name:Dwarf Flowering Almond
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Plant Notes:Dwarf Flowering Almond is an introduced deciduous shrub in the Rose family (Rosaceae). It is native to eastern Asia. It has been collected at scattered locations in Alabama, either persisting from cultivation or escaping. It is commonly cultivated and can be found on roadsides, around old home sites, in pastures, and along fence rows. It is a colonial suckering shrub reaching 3-5 feet in height. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate in outline, with blunt, gland-tipped teeth along the margins. The leaves are pubescent on the lower surface. Flowers are solitary and axillary. The flowers are produced with or before the leaves. Our plants are double-flowered cultivars which lack stamens and carpels. Flower color ranges from deep pink to white. Dwarf Flowering Almond is planted for early season color. For much of the year the plant has little ornamental value. Several cultivars are available, especially from nurseries that sell heirloom plants. 'Sinensis' and ‘Rosea Plena’ are pink double flowered forms and 'Alba Plena' has double white flowers. Dwarf Flowering Almond prefers full sun and a well-draining soil. Plants should be pruned after flowering to promote new growth and more flowers. It is somewhat drought tolerant after it is established.--A. Diamond
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Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyROSACEAE - Rose family
Genus Prunus
Species Prunus glandulosa Thunberg - Dwarf Flowering Almond


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Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Cherokee, Franklin, Montgomery, Pike

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1973 - 1973

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TROY000039155 Montgomery 30 Mar 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
TROY000032566 Pike 26 Mar 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
UNA00022078 Franklin 28 Mar 1973 Kral, Robert
Prunus glandulosa Thunb.
UWAL0015829 Montgomery 30 Mar 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
JSU131046 Bibb 1 Apr 1999 Brodeur, Kristin R.
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
JSU131047 Cherokee 25 Mar 1976 Whetstone, R. David
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
UWAL0005363 Pike 26 Mar 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
Prunus glandulosa Thunberg
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