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Embers Amur Maple

Acer ginnala 'Embers'

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Embers Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Embers') at Tagawa Gardens

Embers Amur Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Embers Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Embers') at Tagawa Gardens

Embers Amur Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Embers Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Embers') at Tagawa Gardens

Embers Amur Maple fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3


One of the most colorful small home landscape trees available in the North, with brilliant and reliable fall colors in fiery shades of red, scarlet and burgundy and showy red seeds, makes an ideal accent tree

Ornamental Features

Embers Amur Maple is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy scarlet samaras in late summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange, scarlet and dark red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Embers Amur Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree 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 tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Embers Amur Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Embers Amur Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet 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 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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