Jackie French: Flowering fruit trees are winter's seductive deceivers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares
‘Tis spring, we sing, gazing out our offices at the almond trees blooming down below ‘Sing tra la la and put the overcoats away.’
Or words to that effect.
Except spring is not coming till it’s good and ready. Those blooming almonds are the great deceivers of late winter, as are those flowering cherries, flowering peaches, and flowering plums. All of the flowering prunus look stunning, flowering well before fruiting varieties. They’re hardy even in heavy frosts; survive heat waves and drought once established, and grow in cold to temperate or even subtropical areas.