Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala ‘Flame’
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala ‘Flame’ is commonly known as Amur Maple. A deciduous shrub with palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. The bark is smooth at first becoming cracked later. The leaves start to colour up in September and have a beautiful fiery red colour before leaf fall.
Details Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala ‘Flame’
- Leaf colour: Brown
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 3 – 4 m
- Full grown width: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 250 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Acer ‘Flame’
Water well upon receipt of the Acer ‘Flame’. Require a neutral to acidic soil. Plant Acer ‘Flame’in light shady sheltered location as it needs protection from cold winds and hot morning sun, which damage the leaves.
Best position is somewhere you can see the sun shining through the leaves.
Prepare planting site with 50% potting compost and 50% top soil, plant Acer ‘Flame’so that the root ball is just below the surface and water well for the next few weeks.
Apply a top dressing of organic fertiliser during early spring but not at the time of planting wait for about 6 weeks before applying fertiliser for the first time.
Give the young trees support by means of a cane.
Never let the roots dry out. Pruning is not necessary but you can cut out dead wood in spring.