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Maple, Tatarian

Acer tataricum

Aceraceae - Maple

Description

Leaves: Similar to Amur maple; opposite; simple; unlobed or slightly 3-lobed; doubly serrate; 2" to 4" long; deciduous; bright green and glabrous above, pubescent on veins below; yellow or red fall color.

Twigs/buds: Twigs red-brown to brown, hairless; thin, angled; have lenticels.  Buds red-brown to brown-black, hairless to slightly hairy; small (1/8" to 1/4" in length); scales overlapping.

Flowers/fruit: Flowers yellow-white or creamy; fairly ornamental.  Fruit a samara; 3/4" to 1" long; wings parallel; red for several weeks; fall maturing.

Bark: Grayish-brown, smooth; vertically striated or, with age, furrowed.

Wood: Used for hobby purposes and firewood; little information available.

General: Native to southeastern Europe and western Asia.  Drought resistant and fairly adaptable.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: A small, shrubby maple or small tree rarely planted in Utah but worth trying as a substitute for Amur maple.  Planted at Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Demonstration Garden.  The red fruit is quite attractive.  Zones 3-8.

Cultivars: 'Rubrum'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Aceraceae - Maple
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
3-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
Yes
Crown Shape:
Rounded

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
Yes
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
Yes

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium