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Almond, Russian

Characteristics

Height and Spread Russian Almonds are a suckering shrub that grows 0.5 to 1.5 metres in height and may have a crown width of up to 1.5 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Likes loamy soil with full sun. Can tolerate drought and heavy clay soils.

Form Russian Almonds form a dense thicket with their upright branches and suckering root system.

Flower/seeds Abundant clusters of small pinkish flowers turn into oval-shaped tan nuts about 2 cm in diameter.

Leaf Russian Almond leaves are oblong-shaped, green, leathery leaves that turn orange in the fall. The may be 2 to 7 cm in length.

Bark/wood Bark is brown.

Berries Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape. Watch for suckering.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

None