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Russian Almond vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus tenella

Prunus x cistena

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Russian Almond
Purple Leaf Sand 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.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry provides bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in the fall. In the spring, tiny flowers with a pinkish white hue bloom. The flowers are small, but the impact comes from the shrub blossoming all at once.

The Purple leaf sand cherry can be susceptible to pests and diseases in more humid areas; a typical life span is approximately 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge on its own but is often alternated with lilacs. Often used as an accent plant that attracts birds and bees.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 20 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: the leaves and seed contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide but are seldom consumed in any quantity

Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no