Type: Hedge or Screen, Perennial
Amur maple may be considered invasive in some areas of the US, however it is drought tolerant, fire-resistant, and can help create an exceptional privacy screen and hedge. Thanks to a height of 20 to 30 feet and their ability to offer ample shade, Amur maple trees (Acer ginnala) function well as hedges in the home landscape. With clusters of tiny yet aromatic flowers and green foliage that turns red during the fall, Amur maples make a strong impact. Though these deciduous hedges boast a reputation for ease of maintenance and a low susceptibility to problems, they still require consistent daily care for continued health. Amur maple hedges should be planted in full sun to partial shade in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 3 to 8 for best growth.