Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Tree

Amur Maple
Acer ginnala

Amur Maple form
Amur Maple form
 
Features
Clusters of fragrant, creamy white flowers in spring; red fruit on certain cultivars; autumn color is a mix of yellow and red (varies from tree to tree). 
 
Culture
Full sun or partial shade; best in moist, well drained soils, but also tolerates dryness; tolerates neutral soil pH; salt tolerant. 
 
Cultivars
  • 'Embers'- exhibits bright red autumn color and red fruit
  • 'Flame'- Exhibits good red autumn color and red fruit
  • 'Red Fruit'- produces bright red fruit
 
 
Mature Height
15-20 Feet
 
Size
Small
 
 
Mature Form
Rounded; often multistemmed 
 
Native To:
China and Japan 
 
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 6 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Tolerance
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
 
Uses
Patio
Screen
Specimen
 
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
 
Fall Foliage Color
Orange
Red
Yellow
 
 
Pests and Problems

Animal Damage

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Herbicide Injury

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Verticillium wilt

Use this plant with caution; it has become invasive in some parts of the country. Check with local authorities in your area.

 
Additional Notes
Often multistemmed; may need to be pruned to insure a tree form.

 

 
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Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
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