Amur Maple – Acer ginnala
Native to China, Manchuria, and Japan. Amur maple is a small deciduous tree in the maple family (Aceraceae) that reaches 25 feet in height and 15 to 28 feet in width. This species has been planted because for its hardiness and fall foliage; however it is considered invasive in the Eastern U.S.
This is one of the hardiest of the maple species. It can grow in full sun or partial shade and prefers moist, well drained soils, but also tolerates dryness and soil pH of 6.1 to 7.5. It is salt tolerant and hardy in zones 3 to 8. However, it is reported invasive in CT, IL, MA, MO, NY, VT, and WI.
Family Aceraceae – Maples
The Maples are some of our most familiar and beloved trees. Most are native to the far east: China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria. Maples produce a distinctive winged fruit called a samara, also commonly known as helicopters or whirlybirds.
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