Acer ginnala 'FLAME'


Named in part after its bright fiery red color in autumn, the Flame Amur Maple makes a beautiful and sturdy hedge for a variety of settings. It is a relatively low-maintenance tree that grows especially well in direct sun or sun-dappled locations.

There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Flame Amur Maple for your next hedge:

  • Makes a uniquely attractive hedge with heavy pruning
  • Turns a stunning deep red in the autumn
  • More drought tolerant than other maples
  • Grows easily in moist, well-drained soil

The Flame Amur Maple grows as a small upright tree with a rounded crown or as a large multi-stemmed shrub.

The leaves, which reach up to 4” long, are serrated and broad-ovate.

In addition to the yellow or namesake red colors in the fall, the tree also produces lovely greenish-white flowers in spring.

The tree is native to forested areas in western Asia and southeastern Europe, where it can naturally reach up to 20 feet.

It is also known as the Tatarium maple, in reference to certain areas of Siberia and Mongolia that were invaded by the Tatars in the Middle Ages.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Your Hardiness Zone:
Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Deer Resistance: Yes
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate, to to 2’ per year
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Drought Tolerance: Yes
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones: 1 - 9 and 14 - 16
Pest/Disease Issues: No major pest or disease issues. Verticillium wilt, stem canker, leaf spots, tar spot and anthracnose are possible. Watch for aphids, borers, scale, leafhoppers, caterpillers and mites.