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Beethoven Amur Maple*

Acer ginnala 'Beethoven'

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Beethoven Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Beethoven') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Beethoven Amur Maple fruit

Beethoven Amur Maple fruit

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Beethoven Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Beethoven') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Beethoven Amur Maple in fall

Beethoven Amur Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A colorful small home landscape tree, with brilliant and reliable fall colors in fiery shades of red, scarlet and burgundy and showy red seeds, makes an ideal accent tree

Ornamental Features

Beethoven Amur Maple is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy red samaras in late summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn outstanding shades of orange, orange and burgundy in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Beethoven Amur Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Beethoven Amur Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Beethoven Amur Maple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Screening 
Applications
Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features