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Russian Almond vs Amur Maackia

Prunus tenella

Maackia amurensis

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Russian Almond
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: brown
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: 20 years
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: maackia


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