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Green Mountain
Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’) is an extremely popular boxwood. It has great cold tolerance and is one of the most naturally resistant to Boxwood Blight. It is deer and rabbit resistant and grows well in full sun to shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.
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Schmidt
Schmidt Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Schmidt’) is a lesser-known boxwood variety but has a desirable tall and narrow growth habit making it great for hedging. It is deer resistant and grows in full sun to partial shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 5-8.
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Box Honeysuckle
Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) is lovely hedge in its own right but also makes a great boxwood substitute for areas with Boxwood Blight. The foliage is evergreen and very similar to boxwood. It is deer resistant, takes full sun to full shade, and grows in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Hick's Yew
Hicks Yew (Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’) is the best hedge for deep shade locations, although it also thrives in full sun. This is a naturally narrow plant, so it is good for small spaces. It has evergreen needles and bright red fruits. Hicks Yew is hardy to USDA Zones 5-8.
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Little Simon
Little Simon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Simon’) is a dwarf selection of Emerald Green that only reaches 3-4’ tall. It is a great boxwood substitute for colder regions and blight-susceptible areas. It grows best in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8.
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Teton Firethorn
Teton Firethorn (Pyracantha ‘Teton’) is an evergreen hedge that boasts billows of white flowers in spring, followed by bright orange fruits that feed birds through winter. Sharp thorns keep deer away. It grows well in full sun to shade and is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Sizes
Our hedges come in multiple, convenient sizes. Learn about which hedge size option will work best for your project, from our 18-24” tall MiniHedge to our 5-6’ tall InstantHedge. See detailed dimensions for all of our different hedge sizes, including root balls.
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Containers
You have multiple options for the kind of container in which your InstantHedge is shipped. Learn about our standard Biodegradable Cardboard Boxes, as well as the fabric bag and cedar box options. This page will lead you to the best choice for your project.
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Installation
InstantHedge is a unique product and the planting process is very unlike installing a traditional hedge. This page takes you step by step through the easy process of how to plant an InstantHedge. No doubt about it, it’s the fastest way to plant a hedge.
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About Us
Learn about our company’s past and present, and all about how we introduced this revolutionary product to the US market. You can also get a peek at our farm and meet our team of hedge experts who make all the hedge magic happen!
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Distributors
Find out where you can purchase our hedges in your area, whether you are a retail or wholesale buyer. We have exclusive wholesale distributors in some states, and this is where you can connect with them.
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Projects
See real-life examples of our hedges being used in projects all over the country. These photos are provided by our customers and can be used as inspiration for a wide range of uses, from commercial to residential. You can find customer reviews here as well.
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FAQ
Got questions? Of course you do! And chances are, many others have had the same questions. We know that with an unusual product like our hedges there are always many questions. We answer some common questions here on this FAQ page, so it’s a great place to start.
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Flame Amur Maple

Acer ginnala 'Flame'

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Named in part after its bright fiery red color in autumn, Flame Amur Maple (Acer ginnala 'Flame') makes a beautiful and sturdy hedge for a variety of settings. It is a relatively low-maintenance tree that grows especially well in direct sun or sun-dappled locations.

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A row of Flame Amur maple (Acer ginnala 'Flame') ready to be harvested as a 5-6' InstantHedge.

Patented InstantHedge equipment makes harvesting Amur maple (Acer ginnala 'Flame') InstantHedge very easy!

After only three years of growth, the Flame Amur maple (Acer ginnala 'Flame') stands nearly 6 feet tall.

In spring and summer, Flame Amur Maple boasts lush, green foliage

This maple is aptly named "Flame" due to its fiery fall colors in red, orange, and yellow

Quick Guide

Flame Amur Maple Hedging Growing region. Buy Acer Ginnala Flame at Best prices,
  • As the name implies, Acer ginnala 'Flame' gives a stunning fall color display in hues of yellow, orange, and red. Its color in spring and summer is a lovely fresh green.
  • Amur Maple is naturally multi-stemmed mpale tree that is native to forested areas in western Asia and southeastern Europe, where it can naturally reach up to 20 feet. You could maintain this as a hedge anywhere from 6-15' tall.

acer ‘ginnala flame’ Details

There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Flame Amur Maple for your next hedge:

  • Makes a uniquely attractive hedge with heavy pruning
  • Turns a stunning deep red in the autumn
  • More drought tolerant than other maples
  • Grows easily in moist, well-drained soil

Acer Ginnala Flame is also known as the Tatarian maple, in reference to certain areas of Siberia and Mongolia that were invaded by the Tatars in the Middle Ages.

The Flame Amur Maple grows as a small upright tree with a rounded crown or as a large multi-stemmed shrub.

The leaves, which reach up to 4” long, are serrated and broad-ovate. They have a fresh, bright green color through the early spring and summer.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
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Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Deer Resistance: Yes
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate, to to 2’ per year
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Drought Tolerance: Yes
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones: 1 - 9 and 14 - 16
Pest/Disease Issues:
No major pest or disease issues. Verticillium wilt, stem canker, leaf spots, tar spot and anthracnose are possible. Watch for aphids, borers, scale, leafhoppers, caterpillers and mites.

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