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Aloyala virgata/Sweet Almond Tree

Aloyala virgata / Aloyala virgata
Spikes of white flowers
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Spikes of white flowers

White flowers and dark green rough surfaced leaves

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Scientific Name: Aloyala virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: In its northern range of growth the sweet almond tree is treated as a perennial because it freezes back to the ground each year but can produce six to eight feet of growth in a single season from the roots. It is a woody shrub in warmer climates. The foliage have a sandpaper-like surface texture and the flowers have a delightful vanilla/almond fragrance. Butterflies and other insects are attracted to the spikes of white flowers that are produced during the summer into the fall.