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Amur Maackia (Maackia amurensis)

A small, tough, and urban tolerant tree that will impress with its peeling coppery-bronze bark and fragrant white flowers in Summer. As the new leaves are emerging, they have a silvery appearance due to silky hairs.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25-30 feet

Mature Spread: 25-30 feet

Tree Shape: Rounded

Where to Plant:
A perfect tree for smaller planting strips under power lines. Can also be used for small yard spaces.  

Compound leaves emerge silvery-green due to silky hairs. Change to medium green over summer.

White, spikey and fragrant in mid-summer.

2-3" long flat seed pods.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun. Adaptable to a variety of conditions but would prefer good drainage.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

Photo credit: Pat Breen, OSU

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