Amur maple Aceraceae Acer ginnala Maxim. Listen to the Latin symbol: ACGI Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: Tatarian maple - trident maple - hedge maple
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Acer ginnala is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting Amur maple.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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