Prunus triloba

Flowering almond

Reader rating

From 2 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (19028)

Plant details

This densely branched, shrub or small tree is grown for its beautiful pink blossom which appears from early to mid-spring. Found growing wild in China, it enjoys a sunny position in moist but well-drained soil. Prune every year, cutting stems back after flowering to a strong pair of buds near the base.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: triloba

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 3000cm

Time to prune: April to May

Reader reviews


I bought this plant two or so years ago and for the first two seasons it was pretty as a picture. This year, there was hardly any blossom and the leaves seem to have got some sort of disease. I trimmed it back a bit, but not much. Of course, too late I have discoved that I should have pruned it hard after flowering. So if you buy one, write it down on the calendar.

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review