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Dwarf Flowering Almond

Prunus glandulosa ‘rosea plena’
This showy flowering shrub is native to central and northern China and was long cultivated in Japan before its introduction to the West in 1774. In 1794 Thomas Jefferson noted "dble blossd almond" in a list of "Objects for the garden this year" and planted them in his nursery. He also cultivated this ornamental shrub in clumps on the west and south slopes of Monticello. In the 1806 edition of his book, The American Gardener's Calendar, Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon recommended forcing the plant into flower by bringing it into the hot-house in February. The double-flowering sorts were popular shrubs in Victorian and Edwardian gardens.
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Growth Type: 
Woody Shrub
Color(s): 
pink white
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
April 8, 2004 to May 1, 2004April 5, 2005 to May 11, 2005March 31, 2006 to April 20, 2006March 28, 2007 to April 25, 2007March 24, 2008 to April 25, 2008March 27, 2009 to April 24, 2009April 6, 2010 to April 23, 2010March 19, 2012 to April 9, 2012April 11, 2013 to May 15, 2013April 9, 2014 to May 7, 2014April 13, 2015 to April 29, 2015March 22, 2016 to April 27, 2016March 3, 2017 to April 20, 2017March 26, 2018 to May 2, 2018

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