- BOTANICAL NAME: Acer ginnala
- PRONUNCIATION: A-ser jin-NA-la
- COMMON NAME: Amur Maple
- FAMILY: Aceraceae
- NATIVITY: China, Manchuria and Japan
- GROWTH HABIT: Multistemmed large shrub or small tree to 25'. Multistemmed specimens often broader than tall.
- HARDINESS: Zone 2-8
- CULTURE: Moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade is optimal, but will tolerate a wide variety of soils; pH adaptable.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Escaped
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: ---
- LANDSCAPE USE: Small tree that withstands pruning well. Can be container-grown. Fragrant creamy flowers in spring.
- FOLIAGE: Opposite, simple, 1 1/2" - 3" long; 3 lobes, the terminal lobe much larger than the laterals.
Margins doubly serrate. Yellow to red fall color, can be handsome but variable. Color best in full sun.
- BUDS: Imbricately scaled, 1/8" long reddish brown buds.
- BARK: Smooth gray.
- FRUIT: Samaras ¾ " - 1" long held in small panicles that persist well into the winter. Red to brown in color.
Wings nearly parallel.
- PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
- PESTS: None serious.
- 'Compactum' - Compact form grows to 5'-6' or more.
- 'Red Fruit' - Collective term for plants exhibiting red fruit color in the fall.