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Amur Maple
Catalogue A# 0094-002 SG13
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 16" W

Acer ginnala cv. 'Flame'

Family: Aceraceae

Common name: Amur Maple

Location: Sensory Garden-Bed 10A-northside entry

Number in accession: 1

Note: Memorial tree to Linda w/plaque

​This 22 inch Amur maple provides overall benefits of: $68 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Size Range: Small tree (15-25 feet), Compact tree (10-15 feet), Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Mature Height: 15-18 feet
Mature Width: 15-18 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Moderately Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Commonly planted
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color, Fragrant flowers, Showy fruit, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early spring, Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, White
        Shape or Form: Multi-stemmed, Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Insect pollinators


Amur maple has invasive traits that enable it to spread aggressively. This tree is under observation and may be listed on official invasive species lists in the near future. Review of risks should be undertaken before selecting this tree for planting sites. One tree can produce more than 5,000 two-winged seeds that are widely spread by wind. In open woods, Amur maple displaces native shrubs and understory trees. In prairies and open fields, it can shade out native species of plants, disrupting the ecosystems that plants and animals depend on.

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