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Acer ginnala (Amur Maple)

Amur Maple is an excellent, low growing tree for small yards. One of the very best trees for autumn color, when its foliage turns a stunning red. It is also very early into leaf in spring and produces yellow-white fragrant flowers in May. This is a small to medium tree with a rounded habit, and is good for parks and public gardens. Named for the Amur River that runs between eastern Siberia and Manchuria, this small, cold-weather maple has small toothed, bright green leaves. Amur Maple is also a very good specimen for landscaping and can also be used to form a deciduous hedge (see bottom photo).

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Plant Details +

Size 12"-18"
Height up to 25'
Spacing Can be planted 6' - 8' apart to form a deciduous hedge
Hardiness Zones 2-8
Exposure Full sun or light shade
Foliage Glossy dark green in summer and changing to one of the most brilliant red colored trees in the fall
Flower Tall wide clusters or panicles of fragrant white flowers; red winged seeds
Bloomtime Spring

General Information +

Botanical: Acer ginnala

Common: Amur Maple

Family: Aceraceae

General Characteristics: Amur Maple is very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. Amur Maple develops naturally into a multi-stemmed clump but can be trained to a single trunk. The pink to red fruit clusters in summer are followed by yellow to red foliage color in the fall. Amur Maple is a hardy tree that tolerates poor soil and may be used in hedges or screens. Leafs out in early spring; easy to transplant; relatively pest free; casts dense shade. Due to excessive branchiness, some pruning is required early in the life of the tree to create dominant major branches. Amur maple can grow rapidly when it is young if it receives water and fertilizer, but it is well-suited for planting close to power lines since it slows down and remains small at maturity.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Amur maple is usually pest-free. Verticillium wilt

Planting Instructions: Full sun or partial shade; best in moist, well drained soils, but also tolerates dryness and drought; tolerates neutral soil pH; salt tolerant and tolerates wind. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.