Sweet Almond thrive in soil that is acidic. The soil pH should ideally be between 4 and 5. Soil can be acidified by mixing a small amount of granulated sulfur into the soil several months before planting. Peat moss, as well as pine bark or needles, are also good additions that will help acidify your soil.
- Light Needs: Full Sun, partial shade, keep in the shade until the roots develop.
- Watering Needs: Water the cuttings, then cover them with a plastic bag to retain moisture.
It's a large shrub or small tree native to Argentina. Sweet almond shrubs offer scalloped leaves and showy white flowers that exude a powerful, honeyed fragrance. The plant is sometimes called almond verbena. In cooler areas, it grows as a deciduous dwarf plant. In perpetually warm climates, it never loses its stiff, scalloped leaves, even in winter, and it can rise to 15 feet tall (4.6 m.).