Pruning Amur Maple. About 10 years ago we planted Amur maple shrubs along the back fence in our yard for privacy. Not quite sure what to do with them now, all the foliage, is at the top and they no longer provide any privacy.
Also, they have a lot of dead wood. Sep 21, Remove all dead or diseased wood with a pruning saw or loppers in mid-to-late summer. Cut away any crossing branches, unless they are especially aesthetically pleasing. If you want to enjoy amur maple’s natural form, this is.
The tree should be pruned in winter or early spring. Later pruning may encourage sap to run before pruning cuts can heal. Amur maple leafs out early so pruning needs to be done before leaf buds appear. The shape of Amur maple is variable, so pruning should focus on keeping an attractive shape rather than forcing the tree into a characteristic habit.
Feb 05, However, you might want to give fertilizer to a newly planted Amur maple. Use about one cup of a well-balanced granular fertilizer around the base of a newly planted Amur maple in the early spring after fall planting, or six to eight weeks after spring planting, to encourage rapid growth.
Apply the same amount in early summer and again. PDF. SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer ginnala FAMILY: Aceraceae Hardiness Zones 3 to 8, but does better further north. Native habitat Amur Maple was introduced in and is native to northern and central China as well as Manchuria and Japan. Growth habit and rate This multi-stemmed maple is variable in shape and is often found as a large shrub, but can also be a small tree. May 28, What You Should Know About Amur Maple.
Amur maple are the most cold-tolerant of all maple and can grow in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. During autumn, the green leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red, with 3–5 cm long petioles (stalks of the leaf) that are mostly pink in colour.
Though you may trim any hedge after every 6 to 8 inches of new growth, Amur maples have a medium growth rate and rarely need pruning.