Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees - Page 3

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

Small trees

Amur maple
Amur maple

  • Maximum height
    20 feet
  • Relative growth rate
    Poor
  • Freedom from insect pests
    Good
  • Freedom from disease problems
    Good
  • Resistance to storm damage
    Good
  • Will grow on poorly drained soil
    Good
  • Will grow in hot, dry areas
    Excellent
  • Easy to transplant
    Excellent
  • Withstands city conditions
    Excellent

The Amur maple is a small, round-headed, extremely hardy tree. Its red fall color is as brilliant as any of the maples. The winged seeds often hang onto the tree after the leaves have fallen, adding interest to the tree in winter. It is one of the best of the small trees, requiring practically no attention and able to grow in a wide range of soil types.