Acer ginnala – (north-eastern Asia)
(= A. tataricum ginnala)
Habit: An attractive large shrub or small tree, 5-6 (8) m tall, 4-10 m wide; specimens with several stems are broad to umbrella-shaped; single-stem ones are broadly conical; loose habits; fast-growing the first 20 years, 30-50 cm a year.
Flowers: Greenish white umbels in May appearing with leaves, slightly fragrant.
Fruits: Conspicuous red when ripening in summer, later brown.
Leaves: Three-lobed, lateral lobes clearly shorter, shiny dark green; autumn colours in October, bright orange to red.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, tolerates heat well, very frost hardy, tolerates urban and industrial climates well, wind resistant.
Soil: For all soil that is not too chalky, dry to fresh.
Hardiness: Zone 4