Botanical Name: Maackia amurensis
Common Name: Amur Maackia  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall







Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Patio


Special Uses

Screen, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This slow to moderate growing, medium-sized deciduous tree reaches a mature height of 20 to 30 feet and 15 to 20 feet wide. Leaves are pinnate, and open in the spring a light, soft green, turning darker green through the summer. In summer, dense, erect, 8-inch-long racemes of of small, off-white, fragrant flowers appear. Blooms are followed by flat, two to three-inch-long pods. Beautiful orange-brown, shiny bark. No appreciable fall color. Excellent patio or parkstrip tree.
Sometimes listed as Amur maackia. Like other plants in the In the legume family, Maackia fixes nitrogen from the soil, making it a good choice in poor soils. Grow in full sun in well drained soil, either acidic or slightly alkaline. Drought tolerant once established. Not easy to find, but worth looking for; an attractive, tough little tree.