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Russian Almond vs Oregon Grape

Prunus tenella

Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia aquifolium)

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Russian Almond
Oregon Grape

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.

Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrub native to North America, found along the Pacific coast. In spring, the bright golden-yellow flowers appear in clusters above the leaves. These flowers eventually give way to edible blue berries in late summer. While not a true grape, the berries appear grape-like due to their colouring and clustered growth. They can be eaten fresh, but the sour taste and high amounts of natural pectin make them well suited for preserves.

The Oregon Grape has leaves that are glossy, leathery, and spiny-edged. This feature gives it its alternate name of Holly-leaved Barberry. When the leaves emerge in the spring they are a bronze-red colour. In the summer they transition to green, followed by bright red to deep burgundy in the fall. Leaves are retained throughout the winter and colder temperatures cause the leaves to turn purplish bronze, providing year round interest to the landscape.

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

OREGON GRAPE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: bright red to deep burgundy
Berries: blue to purple, large
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: yellow
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: dwarf russian almond