Amur maple Aceraceae Acer ginnala
Leaf:Opposite, simple, serrated, 2 to 4 inches long, 3 lobed; middle lobe is usually much longer than two side lobes; shiny green above, paler below. Leaf shape is highly variable.
Flower:Long-stemmed, pale yellow or creamy, tall wide clusters; appearing in early spring.
Fruit:Samara, 3/4 to 1" long, hanging at very tight angles or nearly parallel, ripen in early fall and persist.
Twig:Slender, glabrous, reddish brown, lighter lenticels, raised leaf scars and short broad buds.
Bark:Grayish brown, smooth, with darker striations or furrows with age.
Form:Small tree to 20 feet tall, multi-stemmed, spreading crown.