Amur maple - Sapindaceae Acer tartaricum

Taxonomy

FamilySapindaceae
GenusAcer
Speciestartaricum
Common NameAmur maple
iTree CodeACTA80

Plant Form

FormTree or Shrub: single or multi-stemmed, occasionally a hedge
Height20 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelobed generally 3, with a middle lobe longer than wideLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth, gray when young; then narrow irregular ridges with age
Budterminal bud: small, pointed, red/brownBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigslender, current year yellow/green or red/brown, then gray/brown
Floweryellow/white flowers, small
Fruitpaired “helicopters” (samaras); many, persisting in winter, green turning red, then brown
Fall Colorred

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2bMin4.5SoilIntolerant
Max7aMax7.3SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginChina
Previous FamilyAceraceae
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