Prunus glandulosa, called Chinese bush cherry, Chinese plum, and dwarf flowering almond, is a species of shrub tree native to China and long present in Japan. It is commonly used as an ornamental tree and for cut flowers.[2][3]

It has white or pink flowers - single or double varies with cultivar - that bloom in Spring. Fruits are dark red.[4] Its height is about 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) and prefers rocky slopes with plenty of sun. Leaves are alternating, pointy, and light green.[5][6] It is drought tolerant.[7] It is susceptible to mice as well as these diseases: fire blight, leaf spot, die back, leaf curl, powdery mildew, root rot, and honey fungus.[8][9]

Cultivars include: 'Alba' - (single white flowers), 'Alba Plena' (also 'Alboplena') - (double white flowers), 'Lawrence' - (single white-pink flowers), 'Rosea Plena' (also 'Sinensis') - (double pink flowers).[5]


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  4. ^ "Dwarf Flowering Almond Prunus glandulosa". University of Illinois - Urbana. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
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  7. ^ "Dwarf Flowering Almond Prunus glandulosa". North Carolina State University. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Prunus glandulosa". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Prunus glandulosa 'Sinensis' - Plant Finder".

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