Prunus tenella

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Prunus tenella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Amygdalus
Species: P. tenella
Binomial name
Prunus tenella
Batsch, 1801

Amygdalus ledebouriana Schltdl.[1]
Amygdalus georgica Desf.[1]
Amygdalus nana L.[1]
Prunus ledebouriana (Schltdl.) Y.Y.Yao[1]
Prunus nana (L.) Stokes[1]

A double-flowered form

Prunus tenella Batsch, dwarf Russian almond,[2] is a species of deciduous shrubs 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. 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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