Tatar Maple (Acer tataricum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15-20ft (dense, rounded crown)
Plant Spread: 15-20ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Performs well in full sun or bright, sun-dappled locations. Best performance occurs in areas with cool summer climates. Unlobed, broad-ovate, medium green leaves (to 4 long) with irregular doubly serrate margins are found on mature trees. Leaves on you
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 2, 2012 10:41 AM

Honey bees get nectar, light yellow pollen and honeydew from this plant.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 23, 2019 3:17 PM

This species is native to southeast Europe and western Asia in dry, sunny locations, usually as a forest understory tree. The leaves are a little bigger than the Amur variety of A. t. ginnala of 2 to 4 inches long and less sharp. The Amur Maple is considered as a little more ornamental, so Tartarian Maple is rarely found in the US.

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