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Compact Amur Maple*

Acer ginnala 'Compactum'

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Compact Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Compactum') at Hillermann Nursery

Compact Amur Maple

Compact Amur Maple

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

A compact version of the popular species with a dense, tight growth habit and brilliant scarlet fall color; ideal for garden or accent use, makes a fantastic hedge

Ornamental Features

Compact Amur Maple is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy red samaras in late summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Compact Amur Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Compact Amur Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Compact Amur Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Applications
Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features