Pruning Flowering Almonds: How And When To Trim Flowering Almond Plants

By Teo Spengler An ornamental flowering almond (Prunus glandulosa) entrances you in early spring when its bare branches suddenly burst into flower. These small trees, native to China, are often multi-stemmed shrubs about four or five feet high, with lovely white or pink flowers. Pruning a flowering almond tree annually is a good way to keep the tree full and compact. If you want to learn how to prune a flowering almond, read on. Pruning Flowering Almonds Ornamental almonds are easy to grow. The plants are not picky about soil conditions as long as the site is well drained, and grow well in full sun or partial shade. However, in order to obtain more flowers on the tree, you’ll do better to plant in sun. The amount of sun the tree gets impacts how heavily blooms. Flowering almond trees bloom in spring before they begin to leaf. The frothy flowers


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