Amur maple

Acer tataricum subsp .ginnala | Also known as: Crimson-leaved maple, Acer ginnala | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Imagine a giant Chris Evans wig, that's the Acer ginnala you're picturing.

Acer tataricum subsp .ginnala is also known as Amur maple or Acer ginnala. This acer from Asia is small and spreading. It will only grow to about ten metres in height, usually much smaller. It has a short and slender trunk, with thin bark that's a grey-brown colour. It has glossy leaves that are lobed with irregular toothed edges. They turn from green to orange or red in the autumn. This species has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit. It's a good plant for bonsai. It has good drought and wind resistance and will grow well in clay soil. The common name Amur maple is derived from the Amur river that flows along the border of China and Russia.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 5 - 10
Spread [m]
  • 8
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-7
Heat zone
  • H7-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 90
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer