General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7a
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: none, is sterile
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Flowering Almond

Photo Gallery
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Date: April in the 1980's
close-up of flowers
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Date: April in the 1980's
shrubs in bloom
Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
Date: winter in the 1980's
shrub in winter

photo credit: Andrew Butko

photo by: Salicyna
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2007-05-02
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 3, 2018 10:19 AM concerning plant:
    This Double Flowering Almond has never been a common ornamental shrub in The Midwest to the Atlantic Coast in the US. A few nurseries that I worked at in the Chicago, IL, area in the 1980's & 1990's would sell a few potted plants, maybe bringing in 10 or 20 plants to the nursery yard. One might still find a few plants in a few landscapes in a few towns; I have not seen one for years. It was commonly listed in older nursery catalogs and magazines, and a few may still offer this. This 'Multiplex" is the double flowering cultivar of the Flowering Almond (Prunus triloba) that was offered, and it is sterile like most double flowering plants and does not bear fruit.. The regular species of Prunus triloba (Flowering Almond) does have single flowers and can bear 1/2 inch wide rounded red fruits, but is not grown in the US, unless some arboretum has a few. It is not a really great landscape plant. Its big feature is the mass of pink double flowers in April, and I am not sure if anything in the US pollinates it. It does have good-looking cherry-like bark to see in winter.
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mumsymony On May 20, 2019 Obtained plant
called double flowering plum on tag, not almond
Another species had started to take over, cut all of the different foilage branches off and it bloomed again
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