As summer draws to a close, there is nothing more cheering than the sight of the glorious golds, reds and oranges of Fall.
If you’re looking for a tree guaranteed to give a spectacular show in the Fall, look no further than the Amur Maple. It’s a truly hardy maple, which is a rare thing here in chinook country, but unlike it’s cousin the Manitoba Maple, it’s a pretty little tree that can be fitted nicely into even the smallest yard.
Here at Larchwood Nurseries, Amur Maples are one of our favourite fall trees, and we love this one that graces the entrance to our retail location, Bloomfield Garden Centre:
Growing an Amur Maple
- Height: 15-20 feet
- Width: 15-20 feet
- Prefers full sun to partial shade
- Fall colour – bright red
The Amur Maple is something of an anomaly because it truly wants to be a shrub. With some careful pruning when the plant is young we’re able to create a single- or multi-stem tree with a beautiful, arching head, and from then on it’s fairly easy maintenance.
Other trees that give a lovely fall show include swedish columnar aspen, which turn bronze in the fall; fruit trees like Evans Cherries and Apple trees with their delicious, edible ornaments; and of course native larch with the gorgeous golden needles that create such a draw to the mountains in the fall.
(Larchwood Nurseries is one of 11 horticultural companies located at Greentree Village. Our trees are retailed exclusively through another village merchant, Bloomfield Garden Centre.)