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Tatarian Maple

Scientific name: Acer tataricum

Type:Deciduous tree
Plant Requirements
Zone:3 to 8
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:20 ft
Width:25 ft
Bloom:Spring flowers
Bloom Time:April
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Tatarian maple is often confused with Amur maple. Tatarian Maple grows slightly larger and is naturally more tree-like in growth habit.

This is a broadleaf deciduous tree that can grow to 20’ in height and 25’ in width. It often forms a multi-stem structure. At maturity the tree shape is described as rounded to wide spreading. Leaves are set in an opposite arrangement and are simple. They are typically un-lobed, though young trees do have 2-5 lobes. The leaf margin is double serrated. During hot summer the leaves are green, while in the fall they turn shades of yellow to reddish brown. The fall color of Tatarian Maple is considered better than Amur Maple.

Flowering starts in April. The flower clusters are known as panicles, and are greenish white in color. Flowers give rise to double-wing samaras which have a pleasing red color. During the winter the samaras dry down and hang from the branches.

This tree does best in sun to partial shade. It is widely adapted to most sites, as long as the soil is well drained.

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