The Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), native to northeastern Asia, is a small, multi-stemmed tree valued for its brilliant fall color, adaptability, and manageable size. This charming maple offers unique beauty and low-maintenance appeal, making it a captivating choice for various landscape settings.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: With proper care, these trees can live for 50-70 years, adding long-lasting beauty to your landscape.
  • Canopy Size and Spread: Reaches a mature spread of 15-25 feet, offering a smaller shade footprint compared to many maples.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate grower, adding 1-2 feet per year after establishment.
  • Canopy Height: Maturity brings a height of 15-25 feet, offering shade without overwhelming smaller landscapes.
  • Soil Preference: Adapts to various well-drained soils and even tolerates some clay or alkaline conditions.
  • Water Needs: Moderately water-dependent, especially during the first few years after planting and during dry spells. Drought-tolerant once established.
  • Light Preference: Full sun exposure is ideal for optimal growth and the most vibrant fall color, but it tolerates some partial shade.
  • Hardiness Zone: Hardy in USDA zones 3-8.
  • Flowers: Small but fragrant yellow-white flowers appear in spring in clusters, lasting about a week.

Interesting Facts

  • Drought Tough: While it prefers moisture, the Amur Maple is surprisingly drought-tolerant once established.
  • Fragrant Flowers: In spring, the Amur Maple boasts small but incredibly fragrant yellow-white flowers that attract pollinators.
  • Spectacular Fall Color: In autumn, the Amur Maple erupts in vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, creating a stunning visual display.
  • Compact Size and Form: This multi-stemmed maple generally stays small, making it ideal for smaller yards, foundation plantings, or as a specimen tree.
  • Wildlife Interest: The winged seeds (samaras) attract birds, while the dense foliage offers nesting spots and shelter.


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