Amur Maple, Large Trees

Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Fragrant
Flowering May, Jun

Acer tataricum ginnala (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £89.94OUT OF STOCK £74.94OUT OF STOCK £69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £124.98OUT OF STOCK £104.40OUT OF STOCK £94.44
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Maple, Amur - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Acer tataricum ginnala: Bareroot Maple Trees in Standard Sizes

Acer tartaricum ginnala is a small ornamental tree with warm red and orange autumn leaves. It has a low, branching habit and neat, rounded head. The tiny, cream coloured flowers are not showy but very fragrant. The seeds are winged "helicopters" called samara and the young stems are a red/brown (they colour up better in full sun), changing within 2 years to an elephant grey. The leaves are typically maple shaped, broadly triangular with three lobes, are dark green on top and pale underneath. The autumn colour is truly excellent, exploding into yellows, golds and reds with touches of purple. An outstanding tree for the edge of woodland, or roadsides.

The biggest recorded specimens were over 10 metres tall, but about 7 metres is typical.

Browse our other Maple varieties, or all of our trees.

Delivery season: Maple trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 7-8m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Great Autumn colour
  • Small but fragrant flowers
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Amur Maples

This tough tree will grow pretty much anywhere and seems unaffected by polluted roadsides. It produces the best Autumn colour on acidic soils, and probably won't thrive on seriously shallow chalk rock, but otherwise chalky soils are fine. Full sun or partial shade.

Suitable for large containters.

Did You Know?

The consensus seems to be that ginnala should be a subspecies of Acer tataricum, but taxonomists thrive on conflict, and so some insist that it should be A. ginnala should be its own species.

Native to Japan and Eastern China, it was first classified in 1880 by Adrien René Franchet (1834-1900) of Cotoneaster franchetii fame, who was the point of contact at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris for many famous French explorers and plant collectors in Asia, in this case Father Urbain Faurie (1847-1915), who embarked on his mission when he was 26; apart from two years back in France for medical treatment and recuperation, he spent the remainder of his life in Japan, China and Taiwan.

The Amur river, Heilong Jiang in Chinese, is the world's 10th longest.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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