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Almond, Dwarf RussianPrunus tenella

Almond, Dwarf Russian—Prunus tenella

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.

Zones 2 - 6
Zones 2 - 6

Hardiness Zones: Zones 2 - 6
The Dwarf Russian Almond can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Dwarf Russian Almond falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Dwarf Russian Almond can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.