The almondwhose scientific name is AlmondIs a Fruit tree whose origin is in central Asia. However, it has become naturalized throughout the Mediterranean.
It is a tree of medium height, suitable for small gardenssince it does not exceed five meters and, in addition, it supports pruning well, thus being able to control its growth quite easily.
Its growth is quite fast. Its leaves, lanceolate, green and about 5cm long, behave like deciduous, that is, they fall in winter. The flowers have five petals, which can be white or pink.
It is a tree that blooms in spring. But if weather conditions allow it, flowering can be brought forward to winter (towards the end of January in the northern hemisphere) but if that happens, normally these flowers cannot be fertilized due to the weather in February, in the which may be frosts or light frosts that cause them to wilt. Thus, the almond tree has no choice but to bloom a second time after the cold has passed.
In the garden it can be used as an isolated specimen, in groups, or in alignments with other almond trees or other species. It is a very ornamental tree, especially when it is in flower, which will not cause any problems. And that, not counting that its petalswhen falling, dress the floor in a spectacular way (see photo below).
If you want, you can plant a small climbing plant (or, failing that, controllable growth) to climb the tree.
It is not demanding. But it will live best in warm temperate climates, with very light frosts, and in limestone soils. Resists drought perfectly when it is an adult (the ones you see in the photos live with 350 liters per year). It is one of the fruit trees that needs less cold hours to achieve fruit.
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