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Maple (Amur)


Height and Spread Amur Maples can grow up to 6 metres in height and may have a crown width between 4 and 6 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Prefers moist, well-drained soils with partial shade to full sun. Can withstand some drought.

Form Amur Maples have multiple stems which result in a rounded outline when mature.

Flower/seeds Yellowish-white fragrant flowers turn into a seed pod with 2 ‘wings’.

Leaf Double serrated edged leaves have 3 lobes, with the centre lobe as longest. In the summer, leaves are dark green above, light green beneath. In the fall, the leaves turn bright red.

Bark/wood Older branches have a greyish-brown colour.

Fruit Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Sensitive to 2,4-D herbicides, leaf spot, iron chlorosis if soil is too alkaline or drains poorly.