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Russian Almond vs Pygmy Caragana

Prunus tenella

Caragana pygmaea

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Russian Almond
Pygmy Caragana

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.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 20 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: pygmy peashrub


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