Amur maple USDA PLANTS Symbol: ACGI
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees Shrub or Subshrub
Acer ginnala Maxim.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Sapindales: Aceraceae
Native Range: China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Korea, Japan (REHD, BAIL);

Amur maple is a multi-stemmed, tall shrub or small tree, 10-20 ft. (3-6m) tall with opposite, simple leaves. The leaves are 3-lobed, doubly-serrate, 1 ½ -3 in. (3.8-7.6cm) long, and ¾ - 1 ½ 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.

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Tree(s);
Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org
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Tree(s);
Stacey Leicht, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Stacey Leicht, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Paul Wray, Iowa State University, 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);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Eric Ulaszek, U.S. Forest Service, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois
Faith Campbell, 1998
Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
Missouri Department of Conservation,
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.