Description: Numerous, small, double pink blossoms cover the branches in early spring
Habit: Forms a small bushy shrub with slender, erect stems, growing 4 to 6 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and well-prepared soil
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 10
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 American Gardener's Calendar (1806), 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.
This plant will ship bare root. Two year seedling is approximately 18” tall. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9,zone10
Bare root planting tips:
- If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
- Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
- Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.