Tree Detail

Maackia amurensis


Maackia, Amur

Maackia amurensis   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 20-35' x 15-25'

Zone: 3 - 7   Growth Rate: slow

Foliage: Compound, odd-pinnate, dark olive green leaves (7-13 leaflets each)

Elevation (if known):

Water: Medium, but highly drought tolerant.

Soil : Well-drained, either acid or slightly alkaline.

Sun: Full.

Comments: A very hardy and adaptable tree. Small, off-white blooms. Low maintenance. Has nitrogen fixing bacteria associated with the root system. Member of the pea family. Genus and species names are in reference to Karlovich Maack, the 19th century Siberian explorer who discovered the tree growing in the region of the Amur River which serves as the border between Siberia and China.

Warnings: Buds may freeze in our area. May have leaf drop if hard freeze after leafing out -- will produce new leaf growth.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Eastern Asia

Known Locations: Loser garden, planted 2008. Only so-so.

Information Sources: Missouri Botanical Garden; S Group of State Foresters