Ornamental small shrub - steppe almond
As a rule, the more ornamental useful plants in the garden, the less hassle while caring for them. It is important that there is no room for weeds. Of course, this is the case when such plants are problem-free, such as steppe almonds or legumes. It is drought-resistant, winter-hardy, undemanding to the quality of the soil, tolerates smoke quite well, as well as shearing, and is capable of producing many root suckers.
Nowadays it is impossible to imagine a garden or a manor house without decorative shrubs. One of the first to start flowering in the spring is the steppe almond. The latter grows well in the middle zone of the Russian Federation to St. Petersburg, on the territory of which it bears fruit well and blooms profusely. Also, this kind of plant can be found in Siberia, namely its forest-steppe part. In general, in nature, steppe almonds can be seen in Western Siberia, Central Asia, Crimea, the European part of the forest-steppe zone of Russia and the Caucasus.
The legume plant is a shrub 1.5 m high. In the process of growth, it turns into a bush with a large spherical crown. A unique feature of this plant is that bright pink flowers with a diameter of 2.5 cm simultaneously bloom with leaves and at the same time form an attractive decoration. Flowering continues in mid-May for a relatively short time: from seven to ten days.
When leaves fly around, in the fall, drupe fruits remain on the branches, which are balls with a fluffy surface.