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Flame Amur Maple

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Flame Amur Maple (Acer ginnala ‘Flame’) -A spectacular choice for its reliable blazing red fall color and bright red fruits in summer, this is a shapely small tree; very hardy and adaptable, great as a fall accent in smaller home landscapes

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
20 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Acer
Species:
ginnala
Cultivar:
Flame
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
scarlet
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Fragrance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Flame Amur Maple is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy scarlet samaras in late summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of scarlet and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Flame Amur Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Flame Amur Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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