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Hall's Hardy AlmondPrunus dulcis

  • Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra

Looking for a small, nut-bearing tree that also provides ornamental value? The Hall’s hardy almond may be your answer. Standing at a height of 15–20', it is a profuse late-spring bloomer, with masses of pale pink flowers. And while not used for commercial production, this tree’s almonds are good to eat or cook with.

Hardiness Zones

The hall's hardy almond can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8. View Map

Tree Type

This tree is considered both a nut tree and an ornamental tree. It yields nuts for human and wildlife consumption and adds visual interest and beauty to landscaping.

Mature Size

The Hall’s hardy almond grows to a height of 15–20' and a spread of 10–15' at maturity.

Growth Speed Fast Growth Rate

This tree grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The Hall’s hardy almond grows in a wide range of well-drained soils.

Attributes

This tree:
  • Produces masses of pale pink blossoms in late spring.
  • Yields large nuts with thick, hard shells and bittersweet kernels surrounded by fuzzy, inedible fruit. They can be harvested anywhere from early September to October depending on location.
  • Will begin producing nuts in approximately 3–5 years.
  • Features simple, alternate dark green leaves that are 3–6" long with a finely toothed margin.
  • Grows in a rounded shape.
  • Is self-fertile but should be planted in multiples (2 or 3) to ensure pollination.

Wildlife Value

The nuts are valuable food for deer, squirrels and birds.