Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
The Amur Maple is an excellent low growing tree for small yards. It can be grown as a multi-stemmed clump or can be trained into a small tree with a single trunk. It can be pruned to be a shrub or it can be pruned to grow in a container. It has an upright, rounded, finely branched growth habit creating dense shade under its crown. It is a durable tree tolerating poor soil
Amur Maples have brilliant red fall foliage color and fruit which sports bright pink wings. It is sometimes used in hedges or screens, and is a good street tree where power lines are an issue. It also makes a fine specimen or patio tree.
Amur Maple Choices
Compactum is smaller than the species. Bailey Compact has a compact, dark green, rounded crown form. Requires no pruning to develop a perfect round crown and is pest free. Flame can be used in containers and planters.