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Prunus tenella

Dwarf Russian Almond

Location:

The Temple Garden

Description:

A hardy deciduous shrubs, native to the steppes of Eastern Europe, Western Siberia and Central Asia. In the wild, it tends to grow in clusters of one to three. It grows to 1.5 m (5 ft) with profuse spring blossom and small almond-like hairy fruits with characteristic flavour.

Site and Care:

Plant in full sun or part shade in any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil. Prune after flowering to control shape and spread.Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer.