Acer ginnala 'Flame'
Characteristics: Small tree with brilliant fall color. Seed-grown cultivar, which means there will be some variability between individual trees.
Growing Conditions: Very hardy, adaptable to wide range of soils and pH ranges, but prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun or light shade. Relatively trouble free.
Uses: Street tree, can have brilliant fall color.
Flowers: Fragrant, yellowish-white flowers borne in small panicles in Spring. One of the few maples with fragrant flowers.
Leaves: Medium dark green foliage turning to brilliant orange-red to deep red in Autumn, can be yellow as well. Early to leaf out in Spring. Very distinct leaf shape for maple.
Bark: Gray-brown,smooth in youth, becoming platy with age.
Planting Strip Width: 3.5'
Native to parts of China and Japan.