Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flowering Almond Bush

Hardiness Zone 3B

This flowering almond bush grows in the front yard with a northern exposure in Red Deer, Alberta.   This year it began to show signs of blooming on Mother's Day and now almost one week later it is in full bloom.                                                                            
This hardy bush has been slow to grow and has been in the same location for about 20 years.  Nonetheless it has always bloomed, some years more than others.  Last fall we removed the large trees in the front yard  and this bush will now receive more sunlight.
According to a variety of sources the dainty pink blossoms should last three to four weeks.