Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Flame Amur Maple - Multi Stem

Acer ginnala 'Flame'

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Amur Maple is a tough, cold-hardy tree that gives you an easy way to add some hot fall color to your landscape. You'll love the flaming red tones these Maple leaves turn in sunny locations (in shadier spots, you'll get more orange and yellow). This small ornamental tree takes on a rounded shape and creates just enough shade for an outdoor sitting area made complete with a couple of cozy chairs or an inviting bench. The Amur Maple tree leafs out before all other deciduous trees in spring, giving it a good, long season of coverage when used as a privacy screen, too!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

In the 19thCentury, there were still plenty of Asian plants that had never been seen by Western eyes.  One man alone, Carl Maximowicz, director of the St. Petersburg Botanic Garden, described over 2,300 new plants during that period.  One of them was the Amur Maple, from the Amur River region between China and Siberia.  Maximowicz named some of his discoveries after himself:  new species of birch, hawthorn, spruce, poplar, another maple… to the dismay of future horticulture students everywhere, who would have to spell out his name on exams!

The Details

Excellent specimen tree with outstanding autumn color that's easy to grow. Great choice of a small tree that creates a good atmosphere for any landscape. Bright red seed pods bring enjoyment during fall months.

How to Grow

We grow Acer ginnala - Amur Maple mostly because of the outstanding Fall foliage color. This naturally low branching small growing tree has a form more like a shrub if let go on its own but for Bower & Branch we take the time when the tree is young to develop a single trunk and we allow branching to begin about 4 feet from ground level.

We love this Tree for even more reasons than the great fall color. Amur Maple is very easy to grow for the homeowner with little pest problems and very little care is required. Once established, minimal pruning is required, only removing branches where desired to maintain overall shape. This tree responds well to pruning in the very early Spring right through mid Summer. Best not to prune from early Fall on through Winter.

Amur Maple likes to be fertilized well to keep the lush green foliage growing, follow our Spring and Fall fertilizer program using Bower & Branch Tree Care Elements.

Amur Maple can withstand some wetter areas but prefers dryer soils and performs very well in dry conditions and through droughts. A truly worry free small tree that will be an all star each Fall. Can be used individually or planted in natural groves, you will enjoy the branching structure and the atmosphere created under this care free tree for problem areas in your landscape.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Light Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange/Yellow
Flower Color Pale Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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6-8' tall when delivered with well formed branching and a single stem trunk. A fast growing tree with outstanding Fall color; highly drought resistant.

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