Prunus glandulosa Thunb.

Flowering Almond

Suckering deciduous shrub to about 1.5 m tall. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, to 10 cm long, toothed margins. Flowers in 1s and 2s from a node, 2-2.5 cm wide, white to pink, stalks 0.7-1.2 cm long, calyx lobes acute with serrations along their length; early spring. Fruit small, fleshy, red. Syn. P. sinensis Pers.

China, Japan.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Prunus glandulosa 'Alboplena'

Flowers white, double.

Prunus glandulosa 'Sinensis'

Flowers opening pink to white, petals with darker edge, double. P. triloba Lindl., Flowering Almond, is similar. The commonly cultivated form, p. triloba 'Multiplex' has pink to white double flowers, but differs in being a larger shrub or small tree with shorter (0.5 cm) pedicels, larger flowers (3.5-4 cm), and coarsely toothed, broadly elliptical to ovate leaves. ['Flore Plena']

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Prunus L.