Acer ginnala

Amur maple
Acer ginnala
Acer ginnala
Acer ginnala
Acer ginnala

This small deciduous tree or large shrub originates from South-East Asia.  It has several stems and a broad umbrella shaped crown.  It is particularly useful in an exposed site where other plants will not thrive and will even grow in planters between high buildings where the wind creates a tunnelling effect.

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Greenish white umbels in late spring.

Fruit:  Bright red winged seeds.

Leaves:  Three lobed leaves, the middle lobe being longer than the outer two.  Fresh green in colour.

Autumn colour:  Bright orange to red.

Ultimate height:  6m

Uses:  They are able to cope with harsh conditions such as strong winds and poor soil.  Their autumn display is quite spectacular.