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Acer ginnala

Amur maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height12m to 15m
  • Spread12m to 15m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourGreenish white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Acer ginnala (Amur maple). The leaves are small and about 7cms across. In the autumn they will turn a bright orange to scarlet on pink petioles (leaf stems). The flowers of this maple are yellow, fragrant and in the summer, it will produce bright red fruits.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Siberia, China, Manchuria and Japan

Interest and use

Producing good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

This species is cold and wind tolerant, and it can withstand the most severe weather.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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