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Russian Almond vs Eastern Redbud

Prunus tenella

Cercis canadensis

Russian Almond
Eastern Redbud

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 Eastern Redbud is known for the pea-like pink buds that emerge in clusters on the bark, embellishing the tree in stunning flowers. They have a longer bloom time, sometimes for two to three weeks before the heart-shaped leaves emerge for the summer. Inedible pods emerge that turn brown in the summer, this tree is a part of the bean family.

Native to the Eastern North America. The Eastern Redbud can tolerate acidic and alkaline soil. Plant this as a beautiful understory species or shaded residential yard or garden. The bright pop of color will make an attractive ornamental tree.

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: rose-purple, pea-like
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high





Other Names: dwarf russian almond
Other Names: judas tree