What is this shrub?

Asked August 29, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT

I found this shrub growing in the Uptown Whole Foods parking lot - I love the vibrant green Maple-like leaves. Can you tell me what it is?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

The shrub pictured is a Amur Maple. While They are a beautiful specimen they are considered invasive in Minnesota. Each plant produces many seeds which result in large amounts of seedlings near the original plant. Below is a link with more information about the shrub. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/amur-maple/index.html