• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Brilliant Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Spring blooms develop deep red, winged samaras in late summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:AY-ser tat-TAR-ee-kum jin-NA-la
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring blooms develop deep red, winged samaras in late summer.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasIdeally sized accent tree for smaller home sites in beds and borders or as a foundation planting stand out. Use as seasonal front yard attention-getter or for a long range view out back. Can be utilized in groves for creative color compositions. Adapts well to wild gardens providing big maple looks in limited spaces. An excellent plant for a Japanese-style garden, mixed with airy, deciduous small trees and dense conifers.
    Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Mugo Pine (Pinus); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable to most soil conditions. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Reduce watering frequency when established. Tolerates light drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The parent species of this hybrid developed and introduced in 1991 by Monrovia is A. ginnala, a native to most of China, Korea and Japan. It was first introduced as A. tataricum by Franchet of Paris from seed sent west from Jesuits in China. It was also introduced by Maximowiz via Russia under its current classification, named ginnala from its common name in China.
    Lore:
    The genus Acer was named from the old world Latin name for this tribe of trees in Europe.