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Almond, Hall's Hardy Prunus dulcis

Almond, Hall's Hardy - Prunus dulcis
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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 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
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.
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.