Red Rhapsody® Amur Maple
Red Rhapsody® Amur Maple
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala 'Mondy'Item #0048 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7
Brilliant red fall foliage highlights this small, versatile, bushy tree. The wonderful bare-stemmed winter silhouette with smooth gray bark leafs out before other maples in spring, with heavily lobed, dark green foliage, followed by small, fragrant, yellow-white flower clusters. Excellent cold tolerance. Best fall color in cool northern regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:AY-ser tat-TAR-ee-kum jin-NA-laPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Spring blooms develop deep red, winged samaras in late summer.Flower color:WhiteDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, evenly moist well-drained soil, but adaptable to most soil conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.