Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Compact Amur Maple

{Picture of Compact Amur Maple}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Acer ginnala 'Compactum' ('Bailey Compact') Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Maple
  • Parent: Acer ginnala
  • Related Cultivars:

    Acer ginnala 'Durand's Dwarf'
    Acer ginnala 'Flame'
    Acer ginnala 'Red Wing'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 10-12'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable except for poorly drained areas. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    Slower growing and more dense than the species.

    In Wisconsin this plant is regulated as a Restricted Invasive weed that cannot be transported, transferred, or introduced without a permit.  To view the complete regulation see: Wisconsin Invasive species rule – NR 40

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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