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Russian Almond vs Romeo Cherry

Prunus tenella

Prunus x kerrasis Romeo

Russian Almond
Romeo Cherry

Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets attracts wildlife. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. They are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

Check out our YouTube channel video of the Russian Almond here.

Romeo Cherry is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. It features dark red/black, flavourful fruit most suitable for fresh eating, processing, and juice production. Romeo Cherry is also suitable as an accent or landscape tree.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

ROMEO CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange
Berries: medium sized dark red/black cherries best for making juice or fresh eating
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: white
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low





Other Names: dwarf russian almond