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Russian Almond vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Prunus tenella

Prunus nigra and americana

Russian Almond
Canada Plum & American Plum

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.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum