Planting almond trees: How to make an eye-catcher in the garden


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You like almonds? Then plant an almond tree in the garden. You do not even have to pay much attention to this.

Almond trees are blooming from April

The almond tree belongs to the rose family and is available as a tree or shrub. Particularly striking is the white to pink flowers in April and May, which is one of the first food sources for bees in the spring. In the summer months, the tree with its lush branches and delicate leaves is then a green eye-catcher in the garden. And in autumn it is finally time. Then the almond tree bears edible fruits. However, the almond tree only thrives so well if you plant it properly.

Site selection and soil conditions for almond trees

Location:

In a sheltered, sunny or partially shaded spot, the almond tree thrives best, carrying many flowers and numerous fruits. So choose a place in the garden in the sun. But note: Depending on the variety, the almond tree can grow to between two and six meters, and the treetop is correspondingly bulky. Therefore, leave plenty of space for your almond tree to unfold unhindered.

If you want to keep the decorative plant in the bucket, you should choose a variety that is rather small. Incidentally, almond trees in the tub may remain outside in winter if you provide frost protection from styrofoam, cardboard or straw.

Soil conditions:

The soil for almond trees and almond bushes should be nutrient-rich and permeable to water and air. The plant can not cope with a heavy and waterlogged soil.

So plant the almond tree properly

The ideal planting time is in the spring, before the almond tree expels again. During this time, lift out the planting hole, insert the well-watered root ball and fill with compost. Then comes a layer of normal garden soil. After inserting the soil firmly and water the planting place.

The care of the almond tree

If the plant has grown well, it needs little care. On very hot summer days, e.g. a lot of water necessary. Make sure, however, that no waterlogging forms. From late summer you should no longer pour, so that the almond tree can prepare for the winter.

As a fertilizer, compost is best, which you simply throw out occasionally as the top layer around the trunk. Occasionally, a maintenance and shape cut is due. Almond trees are insensitive to diseases. The only tree that can be dangerous is the Monilia lace drought, a dreaded fungal disease.

For flower lovers:

If the flowers are the most important thing to you, choose an ornamental almond tree (Prunus triloba) such as Cherubini, Truncata or Rosenmund.

For almond friends:

For the tree to bear fruit, the location must be mostly sunny and the summer climate as warm as possible. The so-called sweet almond trees (Prunus dulcis) also bloom abundantly and delight in the fall with edible almonds. Suitable varieties are "Ferragnes" and "Small cornelian sweet almonds" that bear fruits with a hard shell and sweet core. A thin shell shows cracked or cracked almonds (Prunus dulcis var. Fragilis) such as "Dürkheimer Krachmandel" and "Große Prinzessmandel".

Summary:

  • sunny or partially shaded, sheltered location
  • Planting time in spring, before the almond tree drives out
  • choose water- and air-permeable soil
  • only fertilize with compost

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