MaacNificent® Amur Maackia*

Maackia amurensis 'JFS-Schichtel1'

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MaacNificent Amur Maackia (Maackia amurensis 'JFS-Schichtel1') at Millcreek Gardens

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  22 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Brand:  J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.


An ideal home-landscape sized ornamental tree with multi-season interest; compound leaves emerge fuzzy silver; spike-like racemes of white flowers in early summer; a vigorous variety with upright branching, forming a symmetrical vase shape

Ornamental Features

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia features showy racemes of fragrant white pea-like flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. It has attractive forest green deciduous foliage which emerges silver in spring. The pinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The mottled olive green bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia is a deciduous tree with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

MaacNificent® Amur Maackia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 22 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features