Asiatic Yellowwood, Amur Maackia
Maackia amurensis

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Maackia (MAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: amurensis (am-or-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 26, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A few can be found on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus - so definitely zone 4 hardy. Have interesting bark but a bit bland foliage during the summer. Very underused species.

Neutral

On Jul 31, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Excellent small tree for residences. Attractive bark (peels as it ages), nice shape and dark green foliage. Great in zones 4 - 8.