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Almond, Dwarf Russian Prunus tenella

Almond, Dwarf Russian - Prunus tenella
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Bountiful, early spring flowers are rose-red and quite striking. Dark green leaves turn yellow-orange in fall. Velvety, oval, about 3/4" long, nutty, gray-yellow-tan fruit make this a good small shrub for wildlife browsing. This shrub is very dense which also provides excellent cover for birds and rabbits. Fairly drought tolerant. Grows 2'-5' high with equal spread. Flowers best in full sun.

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Zones 2 - 6 Zones 2 - 6
Hardiness Zones 2 - 6
The Dwarf Russian Almond can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Shrubs
2' - 5' High 2' - 5' High
Mature Height
The Dwarf Russian Almond grows to be 2' - 5' feet in height.
2' - 5' Spread 2' - 5' Spread
Mature Spread
The Dwarf Russian Almond has a spread of about 2' - 5' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This almond does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Dwarf Russian Almond grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Irregular Shape Irregular Shape
Shape
This almond has irregular shape.
Attributes

This hardy shrub, attractive for its bright red flowers and wildlife value, is fairly drought tolerant. Grows 2'-5' high with an equal spread and flowers best in full sun.

Description

Bountiful, early spring flowers are rose-red and quite striking. Dark green leaves turn yellow-orange in fall. Velvety, oval, about 3/4" long, nutty, gray-yellow-tan fruit make this a good small shrub for wildlife browsing. This shrub is very dense which also provides excellent cover for birds and rabbits. Fairly drought tolerant. Grows 2'-5' high with equal spread. Flowers best in full sun.

Wildlife Value

This shrub is very dense which provides excellent cover for birds and rabbits, who, among other wildlife, enjoy browsing the nutty fruit.

Leaves

Lustrous dark green above, pale underneath turning yellow-orange in fall.

Flower Color

Intense rose-red

Fruit Description

Velvety, oval, about 3/4" long, nutty, gray-yellow-tan fruit.