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Russian Almond vs Dutchmans pipe

Prunus tenella

Aristolochia macrophylla



Russian Almond
Dutchmans pipe

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.

The Dutchman’s Pipe is a fast growing, deciduous, woody, climbing vine. Featuring large heart-shaped leaves that overlap and often hide the flowers. The Dutchman’s Pipe namesake comes from the long yellow-green, brown or purple flowers that flare at the end, resembling Dutch smoking pipes.

The Dutchman’s Pipe will make a great screen or shade in your urban landscape, but does require support from a trellis or a fence. To control the growth, cut back in late winter.



Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: green/brown/ purple, pipe shaped
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low

Toxicity: toxic/poisonous to people and animals

Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: broad leaf birthwort, pipevine, wild ginger