Monday, March 9, 2009

The Almond tree

The almond tree a.k.a "prunus dulcis" is a type of tree which belong to the Rosaceae family, it is sorted within the pronus type and the sub type : " amygdalus" along with peach.
the source of the species seems to be originated from western asia, where it was cultivated many thousands of years ago. the almond is a small tree, its height does not grow further then four meters (usually). however it does have deep roots and thus it can grow well even in areas with very little rainfall.
the almond leaves fall off at fall and the flowers precede to bloom with the coming of spring.when the years are very cold , the bloom might come later on. the flowers open long before the sproutsof the leaves.

Shanon Field,
Flowers and Symbolism

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NZ Flowers & Flower Shops NZ Flower Shop is an online flower directory of NZ flowers and NZ florists - The Online Florist Web Directory and Flower Web Directory - Flower directory and information on the web.

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