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Russian Almond vs Beauty of Moscow Lilac

Prunus tenella

Syringa vulgaris Beauty of Moscow (Syringa vulgaris Krasavitsa Moskvy)

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Russian Almond
Beauty of Moscow Lilac

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.

Beauty of Moscow Lilac is a flowering shrub known for its highly fragrant, double flowers. The buds start as a pale pink and give way white blooms that have double the number of petals compared to other Lilacs. While the flowers are mostly white they can often take on a subtle pink blush.

The striking blooms, abundant flowers, and long bloom time make the Beauty of Moscow Lilac one of the top Lilac cultivars. The flowers are known for attracting hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators to your landscape.

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: bright pink
Flowers: white to pale pink
Nuts: small fuzzy nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: dwarf russian almond