This well-known hardy, ornamental, deciduous, vigorous grower is one of the earliest and most free-flowering of our trees and shrubs, the common single sometimes opening its pink blossoms as early as the middle of January, followed by the double-flowered varieties which succeed each other carrying the season well into April.

Any good soil, if well drained, suits the Almond, and, if the soil is kept cultivated, the tree requires no artificial irrigation except in very dry seasons.

The single flowered species are propagated by seeds planted one inch deep in the open ground, in Fall or early Spring, and the double varieties by budding on the common Almond or on seedling plum-stocks in Summer.