Maackia (Maackia amurensis)


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Common Name: Maackia, or Amur maackia
Type: Tree
Native Range: Russia, eastern Asia
Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 20 to 30 feet
Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Bloom Time: Variable in the species.  As early as June, or as late as August.  Normally July for 2 weeks.
Bloom Description: Dull White, but the tree is literally loaded with flowers that occur on 4-6″ long racemes.  Very showy.
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Flowering Tree, landscaping tree.

Pollen 2 of 5

Nectar 4 of 5

Noteworthy Characteristics  : Amur maackia is a small, deciduous tree with a broad, rounded habit.  Coppery-bronze bark exfoliates on mature trees. Karlovich Maack, a 19th century Siberian explorer, discovered the tree growing in the region of the Amur River which serves as the border between Siberia and China.  This tree would be much more popular if it had a different common name, and it were more available.