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Almond, Hall's Hardy Prunus dulcis

With masses of pretty spring blossoms, this almond is hardier and has thicker-shelled nuts than commercial varieties. Grows to 15'. (Self-fertile, plant two trees to ensure pollination, bears in 3-5 years.) (zones 5-8)

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Zones 5 - 8
Zones 5 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 8
The Hall's Hardy Almond can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Nut Tree
Nut Tree

Type of tree:
The Hall's Hardy Almond falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees, Ornamental Trees

15' - 20' High
15' - 20' High

Mature Height:
The Hall's Hardy Almond grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.

10' - 15' Spread
10' - 15' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Hall's Hardy Almond has a spread of about 10' - 15' at full maturity.

Fast Growth
Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This almond does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Hall's Hardy Almond grows in well drained, wide range soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This almond has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
A beautiful ornamental tree with attractive foliage and pale pink flowers. The almonds are good for cooking and eating.

Description:
With masses of pretty spring blossoms, this almond is hardier and has thicker-shelled nuts than commercial varieties. Grows to 15'. (Self-fertile, plant two trees to ensure pollination, bears in 3-5 years.) (zones 5-8)

Wildlife Value:
Nuts are valuable food for deer, squirrels, and birds.

Leaves:
Simple, alternate, 3"-6" dark green leaves, finely toothed on the margin.

Flower Color:
Pale pink

Bloom Time:
Late spring.

Fruit Description:
The fuzzy, young, inedible drupe resembles an immature peach. This encloses a large nut with a thick, hard shell and a bittersweet kernel. The fruit is discarded and the shell is cracked open to eat the almond inside. Harvest from early September to October depending upon location.