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Trees & Shrubs

Almond (Prunus dulcis)


This shrub has, in its cultivated form, a well-known seed. These seeds are normally revealed when the hard fleshy fruits burst open. The flowers of Prunus dulcis , which have 5 petals and are white to pale pink, appear very early in the year, February or even January.


This tree prefers well-drained soil, no matter if it is clay, sandy or loamy. It also needs calcareous soil, which means it contains lots of calcium. This species is to be found all across Greece.

Protection status

This species is listed as “Not Evaluated” by the IUCN Red List.

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