Amur Maple (Acer ginnala or Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Amur Maple
Acer ginnala or Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala

Amur Maple flowers
Amur Maple flowers
 
Features
Clusters of fragrant, yellowish-white flowers in spring; fruit red 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
Large
 
 
Mature Width
15-20 Feet (Often slightly wider than the height)
 
Mature Form
Rounded; a large multi-stemmed shrub 
 
Native To:
China and Japan 
 
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Tolerance
Dry Sites
Salt
Wind
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
 
Uses
Massing
Screen
Specimen
 
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
 
Fall Foliage Color
Orange
Red
Yellow
 
 
Pests and Problems
 
Additional Notes
Often multi-stemmed; can also be pruned to produce a tree form.

 

 
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