Amygdalus Nana. Dwarf Almond.

Class and Order:

Icosandria Monogynia.

Generic Character:

Cal. 5-fidus, inferus. Petala 5. Drupa nuce poris perforata.

Specific Character and Synonyms:

AMYGDALUS nana foliis basi attenuatis. Linn. Syst. Veg. ed. 14. Murr. p. 162. Pallas. Ross. 1. p. 12. t. 6.

AMYGDALUS indica nana. Pluk. alm. 28. t. 11. f. 3.

ARMENIACA persicae foliis, fructu exsucco. Amm. Ruth. 273. t. 30.

161 Amygdalus Nana Dwarf Almond
No. 161.

The Dwarf Almond, a native of Russia and Tartary, is justly considered as one of our most ornamental shrubs; it rarely rises above the height of three feet, and hence becomes very suitable for the shrubbery of small extent. It flowers about the middle of April, somewhat later than the common Almond.

Miller observes, that the roots are apt to put out suckers, by which the plant may be increased in plenty; and if those are not annually taken away, they will starve the old plant.

Cultivated in 1683, by Mr. James Sutherland. Ait. Hort. Kew.