Tatarian maple Aceraceae Acer tataricum L. Listen to the Latin symbol: ACTA80 Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: Amur maple - trident maple
leaf fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Acer tataricum is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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