Amur Flame Maple
Amur Flame Maple is somewhat of a hidden gem, but has been gaining popularity in recent years. This shrub-like tree explodes with a striking red fall color that will be sure to turn some heads.
Why it rocks:
Amur Flame Maple is somewhat of a hidden gem, but has been gaining popularity in recent years. This shrub-like tree explodes with a striking red fall color that will be sure to turn some heads. The shrub-like appearance, beautiful leaves, and interesting form make it a great addition to any landscape. Not enough can be said about this beautiful and useful tree. While it grows to be fairly large at maturity, this tree is a slow grower that will be easily manageable even where less space is available.
Where to put it:
Great for privacy and accent, Amur Flame Maple is great in situations where space is an issue; such as in a front landscape or under power lines. This tree may be used in planting beds around the house, on property lines, to anchor the corners of your house, or in open areas of the lawn. This is a low-branched tree, so keep in mind that it will block the view of anything you put it in front of. Flame Maple adds a native look to the landscape, and looks great in odd numbered clusters. This tree should be kept at least 8-10ft away from buildings.
What it needs:
Amur Flame Maple is an extremely tolerant tree which can grow in almost any conditions. This tree is a great choice for challenging locations.
|Botanical Name||Acer ginnala 'Flame'|
|Tree Type||Ornamental & Flowering|
|Size Range||Small Tree (15-25 feet)|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Landscape Uses||Under Utility Wires, Privacy/Screening, Ornamental/Flowering|
|Plant Tolerance||Very Adaptable|
|Standout Feature||Unrivaled Fall Color, Shrub-like Form|