Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.
Plant Type: Trees
Overall Mature Size: Medium
Also Grown As: Multi Trunk
Mature Height & Spread: 15-20' x 15-20'
Natural Growth Habit: Rounded
Native To: Asia
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water: Medium Water
Flower Color: Insignificant
Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions
Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box
Sunset Garden Zones: A1-A3, 1-9, 14-16
Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 2
Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ is an excellent small tree. It works nicely as either a stand-alone specimen, or as part of a deciduous privacy screen. The blooms are tiny, but have a pleasant fragrance. Later in the summer, clusters of showy scarlet red winged seeds called samaras festoon the branches. Like many trees, this one performs best with some irrigation, but once established it needs very little water in years with average rainfall. Acer ginnala is particularly well suited to urban environments; pollution and difficult soils don’t seem to give it difficulties, and since the height rarely exceeds 20 feet it won’t generally interfere with power lines.