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Acer tataricum

ssp. ginnala


Amur Maple




Origin:  North East Asia, China and Japan.
Family
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus
Acer
Species
tataricum
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
Subspecies
ginnala
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
1a- 8a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7 - H4
Temperature (°C)
(-37) - (-7)
Temperature (°F)
(-35) - 20
Height
4 - 6 m
Spread
4 - 6 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
May
General Description
A small tree to large bush, with smooth grey bark, quite floriferous for the maple clan with blooms held in small, erect domed heads in June. Can retain its seed into the winter months and in years of heavy seed set, the show can be worthy of note. This subspecies has been placed on the IUCN Red List as least concern.
Landscape
Ornamental use and garden planting.
Cultivation
Full sun and partial-shade. Moist and well-drained soil with a pH of acidic and mildly alkaline. Drought tolerant.
Shape
Spreading, multi-stemmed, round and somewhat irregular and unkept.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
Deeply lobed leaves on a shrub like plant with the leaves often turning a rich orange/yellow to red in the autumn.
Pests
Aphids, borers, scales and two-spotted spider mites. Yellow-bellied sapsuckers can be a problem. Leaf spots and verticillium are possible diseases.
Habitat
Prairies and open fields.
Bark/Stem Description
Slightly striped or fissured with age.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Glaborous.
Leaf Description
Simple leaves in pairs, 3-lobed with toothed edges that are 5 - 10 cm long.
Flower Description
Flowers appear in small, erect domed heads, in clusters and are fragrant.
Fruit Description
Samaras that are 2 cm long.
Colour Description
The bark is greyish-brown. The leaves are dark green and becomes orange, red and yellow in autumn. The flowers are white. The buds and samaras are a red colour.
Texture Description
The bark is smooth when young. The leaves have a glossy texture.
Notable Specimens
The A. M. Cuddy Garden, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada ( at the corner of the garden shed, I expect this particular specimen to be over 50 years old).
Propagation
Seed, 27° C for one to two months then 6 months at 4° C. Softwood cuttings in June.
References
Widely available, look for cultivars that offer improved autumn colour.
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