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AMUR MAPLE Acer ginnala
This small, globe-shaped tree is valued for its colourful fruit and brilliant orange/red fall colour.
Shade tree: Height 4m (13ft).
Foliage: Three lobed leaves often have red petioles and veins.
Flowers: Small greenish yellow clusters are not conspicuous.
Fruit: Each two winged fruit resembles a miniature lobster claw. Becomes very showy in August when the margins become bright red.
Fall Colour: Outstanding. Brilliant oranges and reds.
Comments: This tree will have you waiting for fall. Makes a good filler for the off corner of the front yard. It is sometimes treated as a large shrub.