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Russian Almond vs Northern Red Currant

Prunus tenella

Ribes triste

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Russian Almond
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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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 20 years
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: swamp red currant


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