Family: Aceraceae

Scientific Name: Acer ginnala

Common Name: Amur Maple


Amur Maple (Acer ginnila) is grown as a small growing tree or large shrub. Depending on the cultivar can have outstanding fall color.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous, Site author's observations
Hardiness Zone3-7
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny
Soil & Siteadaptable to wide range of soil types and ph
Flowerssomewhat ornamental, yellowish white, fragrant and appear in April and May.
Fruitdouble winged fruit called a samara. I have seen the samara's color as a dried out brown to red as in the variety "Flame". The red seeded plants are easy to pick out in the fall.
Leavesopen having a bronze tinge and than change to green, fall color can variable, nicer trees have shades of yellow to red to brilliant reds and yellows
Dimensions15'-18' tall
MaintenanceCan be grown as a single stem or multi-stemmed plant.
Propagationcold stratification of seeds, cuttings
Native SiteNative to China, Manchuria and Japan.
Cultivar OriginIntroduced into cultivation in 1860.
Author's NotesI have grown this plant from seeds collected in the fall and than planted outdoors in nursery beds. The seedlings have shown a wide variety of fall color. I have used this many times on landscape jobs, because it is a nice small tree.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #03-The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs (Hillier Nursery)
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