Prunus tenella

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Prunus tenella
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Scientific classification
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Subgenus:
Amygdalus
Species:
P. tenella
Binomial name
Prunus tenella
Batsch, 1801
Synonyms[1]
  • Amygdalus ledebouriana Schltdl.
  • Amygdalus georgica Desf.
  • Amygdalus nana L.
  • Prunus ledebouriana (Schltdl.) Y.Y.Yao
  • Prunus nana (L.) Stokes
  • Prunus georgica (Desf.) Eisenman
A double-flowered form

Prunus tenella, dwarf Russian almond,[2] is a species of deciduous shrub in the genus Prunus, native to steppes of Eastern Europe and Western Siberia, as well as dry open sites of Caucasus, Western and Central Asia. In the wild, it tends to grow in clusters of one to three.[citation needed] P. tenella yields small almond-like hairy fruits with characteristic flavor. It grows to 1.5 m (5 ft) and is a popular ornamental plant in cold temperate regions, valued for its profuse spring blossom and exceptional winter hardiness. 'Fire Hill' is a popular cultivar with red flowers.

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  1. ^ USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Online Database
  2. ^ "Prunus tenella". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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