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Acer ginnalaAcer ginnala

  • 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.
  • 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.