Is an Amur Maple Shrub Invasive? 

The Amur maple, or Acer ginnala, is a small tree or big shrub that loses its leaves in the fall. It is native to China, Mongolia, Korea, and some parts of Russia.   

People don't think of it as invasive in its native range, but it has been known to spread to other places and become invasive there, especially in North America and Europe.  

The Amur maple can easily spread through seeds to places where it is not native, and it may be able to outcompete native plants, especially in damaged areas or along forest edges.   

It can survive in a lot of different situations, like shade, drought, and different types of soil, which makes it more likely to spread.  

So, the Amur maple is thought to be invasive in some places, and growing it may be limited or not allowed to protect the environment.   

Before planting a plant species, it's always a good idea to find out what the rules are in your area from the government or a protection group. 

Using native plants in your landscaping can also help local environments and lower the chance that invasive species will spread.  

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