Tatarian maple Aceraceae Acer tataricum
Leaf:Opposite, simple, serrate to doubly serrste margin, usually unlobed or with 2 to 5 lobes, oval to deltoid in shape, 2 to 4 inches long, half as wide, green above, paler below.
Flower:Yellow-green and tinged with red, small, long-stalked, occurring in round-topped clusters, appear just after the leaves, in spring.
Fruit:Samara, 3/4 to 1 inch long, hanging at very tight angles or nearly parallel, green and red changing to brown, ripen in early fall and persist.
Twig:Slender, angular, glabrous to slightly pubescent, reddish brown, lenticelate, with raised leaf scars and short, broad, dark reddish brown buds.
Bark:Grayish brown, smooth with darker striations or furrows with age.
Form:A small tree or multi-stemmed shrub, to 25 feet, with a nearly equal spread.