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Amur Maple Acer ginnala

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Amur Maple:

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser jin-NAY-luh
Description

A small specimen, patio tree with dense foliage used for screening.  Often rounded habitat.  Shape is variable and can be successfully tailored to specific landscape requirements by pruning.  Used en masse on blank walls of large buildings. Easy to transplant; relatively pest-free; casts dense shade.  Quite adaptable to a wide range of soils and pH ranges.  Performs best in well drained soil.  It withstands heaving pruning and can be successfully grown as a container plant.  

Site: Sun to light shade in a range of soil types.  Tolerates wind, dry soil and drought.

Form: Rounded crown; often multistemmed

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Flame'
'Flame'
Tags:
#fragrant#red#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#moths#maple#playground#food source#wind tolerant#samara#multistemmed#insect pest tolerant#pest resistant#transplant#nighttime garden#pollinator plant#larval host plant#dry soils tolerant#pollinator garden#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#moth larva#imperial moth
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Flame'
'Flame'
Tags:
#fragrant#red#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#wildlife plant#moths#maple#playground#food source#wind tolerant#samara#multistemmed#insect pest tolerant#pest resistant#transplant#nighttime garden#pollinator plant#larval host plant#dry soils tolerant#pollinator garden#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#moth larva#imperial moth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    ginnala
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Native Americans used the young leaves as an alternative tea. The leaves produce blue, black, and brown dyes.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and northern China, Manchuria and Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Acer support Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) larvae which have one brood per season and appear from April-October in the south. Adult Imperial Moths do not feed. Birds and butterflies are attracted to this plant.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Shade
    Sound
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Easy to transplant; relatively pest-free tolerates wind, dry soil and drought
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 28 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    red winged seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Panicle of fragrant white flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves appear in early spring. They are 1.5 to 3 in., opposite, and simple leaves with 3 lobes; bright green colors holds up in full sun; scarlet fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Ridges
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Grayish brown on older branches; smooth with darker striations
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Smooth/Hairless
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Glabrous, slender, gray brown in color on branches. Gray, rougher and striped on older branches.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Shade Tree
    Small Tree
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Insect Pests
    Wind