Maple, Amur or Ginnala
Acer ginnala "Flame"
Category: deciduous tree Size: small
Mature Size: 20-30 ' x 20-25'
Zone: Down to 3 Growth Rate: slow
Foliage: 3-lobed leaves turn yellow to deep red in fall.
Elevation (if known): To 9,500 ft
Water: Adaptable watering, but prefers medium. Is drought tolerant in partial shade.
Soil : tolerates most well-drained soils but is subject to chlorosis (yellowing from lack of iron) in highly alkaline soil
Sun: Sun. But also grows in part shade/part sun.
Comments: Can take heavy pruning, makes a good screen if thickly planted. Works under power lines.
Warnings: Sapsuckers, leaf spot, heavy seeder, needs pruning to develop into a single-stemmed tree.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no
Street Tree? yes Street Tree Conditions: Suitable if pruned to single stem.
CO/NM native? no Native to: not native to North America
Known Locations: Nice specimen on Shadow Wood Dr. near Wildwood Place. Marilyn Loser west yard (multi trunk).
Information Sources: Little Valley Wholesale Nursery 2003, Rky Mtn Gardner's Guide - Cretti: Salida, CO, Tree Guide