AMUR MAPLE - ACER GINNALA

Amur maple bark

Common Name: Amur maple

Scientific Name: 
Family: Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus: Acer
Species: ginnala

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8
Height: 15 to 20 ft
Width: 15 to 20 ft

Description: ​Amur maple is a small tree that is native to China. In parts of Minnesota, it is considered to be invasive. It can be distinguished by its reddish brown buds, 3 lobed leaves that are serrated, yellow/white flowers, and the red to brown paired samaras. The bud arrangement on the Amur maple is opposite; this means that the buds will appear opposite from each other, as well as the twigs.
This tree has been seen to grow in zones 2b – 7a, has a pH tolerance of 4.5 – 7.3, and is intolerant of salt spray and salt in the soil. It has an intermediate shade tolerance and can tolerate dry areas or drought conditions.

Notes: This species is currently listed as invasive; for more information visit the DNR's Amur maple page.   

Amur maple twig
Amur maple fruit
Amur maple foliage
Amur maple bark