Scientific Name: Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala
Common Name: Amur maple, Tatarian maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fall interest, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Ovate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Green-yellow, May
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Pink, Red, Brown, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, glossy, pinnate venation (rare for maples), most with 3 or 5 lobes with teeth lobes variable but largest two are towards the base), ovate 5-8cm long x 3-5cm wide; flowers in corymb-like cymes, rounded, geenish-yellow to cream, about 4mm wide; schizocarps 2-3cm wide, thick margin of wings at 20-50 degree angle, samaras 2-2.5cm long. Winter ID: twigs rounded brown with prominent lenticels; no terminal bud, axillary buds opposite, 2-3mm long at twig ends to just 0.5mm long further back, red.