Maackia (Maackia amurensis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 25-30 feet (some specimens 40 feet)
Plant Spread: 30-35 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 2-3" pods
Flowers: Other: 4-8" long clusters
Flower Color: White
Other: dull with a slate blue tinge - individual flowers are 1/3" each
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Other: July, August
Uses: Flowering Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: nick and soak
Days to germinate: within 3 weeks
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Comments:
Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Mar 25, 2013 8:53 PM

Fixes nitrogen and is a good choice for difficult sites. It also has interesting bark (curled, peeling strips). Maackia has a short main trunk - it starts branching 3-5' from the ground and has pinnate leaves. Transplants easily.

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