Problem Plant: Amur Maple

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)    

This small deciduous tree, favored for its autumn color, was introduced from Asia
as an ornamental in the 1860s. While it is still frequently sold for landscaping, it is
now escaping cultivation due to its prolific seed production, and it is becoming
invasive in the northern United States.

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Tags: Creates new sub-canopy in woodlands, displacing native shrubs and other maples, Invades riparian areas, roadsides, and ditches, Shades out native grasses and herbaceous plants in fields, Seeds prolifically, Re-sprouts easily from cut stumps, Releases compounds that inhibit the growth of plants nearby, Small ornamental tree, American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), Mountain Maple (Acer spicatum), Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia), Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica), Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)