Amur Maple

Acer tataricum L. subsp. ginnala (Maxim.) Wesm. – Sapindaceae – soapberry family

Amur maple is a rare street tree in Albion.  We only encountered it in two tree lawns that were sampled.  This small Eurasian tree may have three winged fruits per cluster that break apart and ‘helicopter’ downward.  In Albion, Amur maple blooms in late May and early June.

Some botanists recognize this as A. ginnala Maxim., a distinct species.  A nice specimen is located in front of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity on Hannah Street.