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Russian Almond vs Black Hawthorn

Prunus tenella

Crataegus douglasii

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Russian Almond
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Flowers: white
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 20 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


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