Acer Ginnale

 

Acer Ginnale, Amur Maple. An excellent, low-growing deciduous tree or shrub. Grows as a multi-stemmed clump or trained into a small tree with a single trunk. Mature Height about 20 to 30 feet tall; leaves are medium green, shiny and rippled on the edges; fruit is red and showy; fall colour can be red, yellow, orange or brown. This Maple makes an attractive specimen tree.

 

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soils is drought and salt tolorent. Full sun / partial shade, hardy.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring