Amur maple

Sapindales > Aceraceae > Acer ginnala Maxim.

Amur maple is a multi-stemmed, tall shrub or small tree, 10-20 ft. (3-6 m) tall with opposite, simple leaves. The leaves are 3-lobed, doubly-serrate, 1.5 -3 in. (3.8-7.6 cm) long, and 3/4 - 1.5 in. (1.3-3.8 cm) wide. Flowering occurs in the spring, when small, yellowish-white, fragrant flowers develop in a small panicle. The fruit is a red to brown, double samara. This species prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Amur maple is a native of northern Asia and was introduced into the United States as an ornamental around 1860.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

  • Weeds of the Week - USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Forest Health Protection

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Foliage;
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Stacey Leicht, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); formerly named Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala
The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Tree(s);
Stacey Leicht, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest
  • Invasive Plant Atlas of New England


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