£55.00 – £75.00
Acidic, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Bees, Birds, Wildlife
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
A really beautiful tree the Sweet Almond has all the benefits of an ornamental tree and very similar to Peach. Light pink blossom appear before the long elegant green leaves in early spring and in this country can get damaged by frost. Velvety skinned green fruit enclosing an edible almond appear in summer. Almonds need a warm protected area but often the fruit production is very meagre in the UK. In spring protect blossom from frost, then weed, mulch and if possible spray with seaweed monthly. Almonds thrive best with a well-enriched, aerated, light soil and large amounts of compost and mulches. They should be planted at least 10ft/3m apart but also thrive, fan trained against a wall.
Almonds can also be kept in a pot or planter as they can be pruned hard which can keep the tree at a reasonable size. Come Autumn remove any old fruit and prune fairly hard in Winter and spray with Bordeaux mixture. Do not plant Almonds near Peaches as they may hybridise and cause the nuts to be bitter.
Special features: A reliable cropper with good leaf curl resistance.
Sentiments and Symbolism; Symbol of a Happy Marriage ~ Purity and fruitfulness.
Tree of Heaven (Persian) Tree of January (Semitic)
Almond Blossom ~ Hope and Watchfulness ~ Flower of the Annunciation
Gender ~ Masculine Planet ~ Mercury Element ~ Air Deities ~ Attis, Mercury, Thoth, Hermes. Powers ~ Money, Prosperity, Wisdom.
Magical Uses: Almonds, as well as the leaves and wood of the tree are used in prosperity and money spells. Eating almonds will cure or combat fevers as well as give the partaker wisdom.
Five almonds eaten before drinking is meant to prevent intoxication!
Magical wands are made of almond wood, for it is the planet of Air, which is the
elemental ruler of the magic wand in some traditions.
The tree is watered before carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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