Lovely pink spring flowering bush

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Date Photo Taken: March 21, 2012
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posted By: rbguy

Notes:

This light pink flowering bush grows beside my driveway. The previous home owners planted it and I’d love to know what it is to plant more. There are tiny pink flowers that look almost like tiny roses that bloom up the entire branch in spring. After the blooms appear the leaves fill in. It does not bloom later in the year. This bush has been trimmed but it would get much taller if left uncut. Thanks for your help!

COMMENTS

  1. buck Unregistered says:

    This appears to be a flowering almond.

    March 23rd, 2012 at 9:49 am
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Flowering almond.

    March 24th, 2012 at 10:29 am
  3. Susan Galante Unregistered says:

    It looks like a Pink Kerria Rose. I have a yellow one.

    March 25th, 2012 at 8:20 am
  4. Robyn Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much – flowering almond it is! I never would have guessed that.

    Susan,I have some yellow Kerria that I adore. The bloosoms on this are smaller and the branches are different.

    Thank you all for responding!

    March 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  5. charlie Unregistered says:

    Flowering almond. I have several from a cutting I took from my grandmother’s years ago. My daughter now helps me spread it around the southeast. It is a hardy plant, but delicately beautiful.

    March 28th, 2012 at 6:21 pm
  6. Teresa Unregistered says:

    My mom also has a flowering almond. Her mom (my grandmother) called it a March Rose . . . The “common” name back in the 20′s thru 50′s. My mom’s bush is growing in the edge of woods on her property, right in the middle of a hydrangea. Would love to move it, but don’t want to risk losing it. Does anyone know of a source for purchasing a Flowering Almond? Can limbs be cut and rooted?

    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm
  7. charlie Unregistered says:

    Don’t know about rooting cuttings; however, get down in there and look around. This plant puts off runners underground and you should be able to get several of these without damaging either the almond or the hydrangea. Dig with a trowel and cut between newly rooted shoot and mother plant. Plant babies in garden and keep watered until established. Good luck!

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:38 pm
  8. Lorrie Unregistered says:

    I’ve just been gifted with a Flowering Almond! How big does it grow?

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:51 am

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