Botanical Name: Acer ginnala 'Flame'
Common Name: Flame Amur Maple  
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color

Yellow, White


Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Street Tree


Special Uses

Screen, Mass Planting, Shade Tree, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Flame Amure Maple is a hardy tree with consistent brilliant orange-red to deep red foliage. Grown from a selected seed source, it was introduced to the nursery trade by the USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1978 and is now widely grown and appreciated for its toughness and adaptability to a wide range of climatic conditions. A low-branched or multi-stemmed tree, it matures to a height and spread of about 20 feet. Leaves emerge light green early in the season; mature foliage is medium green and fined textured.
Grow in full sun to bright shade in any well-drained soil. Excessive moisture may cause crown rot or the bark to split. Prune selectively to shape and control size (see guides); shearing will cause lots of twiggy growth at the tips and eventually lead to a hard, dense branching (imagine a box with leaves) which in turn encourages pest and disease problems.