Almond trees from Nature Hills Nursery help you create an edible landscape. Go nuts with these aesthetically pleasing trees that produce tasty, nutritious fruit for snacking and baking.
Almond Tree Origins
Native to the Middle East, almond trees were one of the earliest fruit trees cultivated for domestic use. The almond tree’s nutritionally dense fruit is technically not a nut but a drupe — a fleshy fruit with a single seed, like its cousin the peach. Spanish missionaries first brought almond trees to California in the 1700s, and the state is now a world leader in commercial almond production.
How & Where to Plant Almond Trees
Almonds require at least six hours of direct sunlight each day, and morning sun is best to quickly dry their foliage. These trees also need well-drained soil and moderate watering, for which a thick layer of mulch can be helpful. Summer pruning can keep the size of almond trees manageable. Most olive tree varieties are partially self-fertile, meaning you’ll get some fruit from a lone tree. However, with the pollination support of a second or third almond tree nearby, you’ll reap much better crops.
Almond Tree Varieties
Browse our inventory for varieties of almond trees suitable for the USDA planting zone in your area. The disease-resistant Texas Mission almond tree is perfect for hot, dry summers in zones 7 to 9. Its late-spring blooming habit protects it against late frosts, and its spreading profile adds an evocative element to your landscape. Both the Hall’s Hardy almond tree and our All-in-One almond tree are cold hardy as far north as zone 5, making them a great choice for almond lovers in the Pacific Northwest or even New England.
The Nature Hills Advantage
Get all your planting needs delivered right to your door from Nature Hills Nursery. We’re committed to supplying the highest-quality trees, shrubs and plants, alongside professional advice and tips on getting the most from your garden or landscape. We guarantee all our plants for their first year of life and maintain compliance with all local, state and federal regulations with help from Plant Sentry™. Join thousands of happy customers and go green with Nature Hills.