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Amur Maple

Genus: Acer.

Species: Acer ginnala.

The Amur Maple has been declared an invasive species in some parts of N.A. and I can see produces masses of inconspicuous chartreuse blossom that smells sweetly like lilacs.. and from those blossoms come legions of keys!! I pull up seedlings from my garden beds but the keys aren't shed as readily as the regular Maple keys are...they seem to stay on the tree till late into the fall... I've seen squirrels eating them. it will remain shrubby if regularly shorn or pruned but I prune out all suckers so my Amur is a medium size tree about 15 ft tall and about as wide... hardy in this cold climate it is a favourite.

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