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RUSSIAN FLOWERING ALMOND Prunus tenella
The Russian Flowering Almond is a great filler in places where its suckering habit is not objectionable. It is one of the very first plants to flower in the spring--just as the leaves a starting to develop.
Flowering Shrub: Height 1m (3ft). Forms a dense thicket which is not at all aggressive.
Foliage: Linear green leaves.
Flowers: Very profuse, deep pink flowers are born early in the spring.
Fruit: Almond shaped seed with a hairy husk.
Fall Colour: Copper.
Comments: Drought resistant. Frequently does well where other plants have failed.