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Mequon Campus Trees: Amur Maackii


Maackia amurense

 Amur Maackii

described by Andrej Buchko



Full view showing the tree's upright and

rounded form in winter.

Specimen on campus in early spring

before the flowering stage.

    Early leaves emerging



Description: Amur Maackii is a smaller compact tree, reaching a maximum heigh of around 25'. Those that fruit produc 2-3 in. pods that can make some mess, but also provide an added level of interest once the leaves fall off. The tree can thrive in both acidic and alkaline soils as well as drought conditions making it a good street tree, provided the soil is well-drained.


Winter Characteristics:The bark of the tree is a rich copper brown that begins to peel with age.


Spring Characteristics:In the spring, the tree produces a large amount of white fragrant flowers. The leaves first emerge a silvery-green before turning a deeper, dark-green.





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