Acer tataricum L.
Acer tataricum is a tree.
Acer tataricum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Acer tataricum is a species in the genus Acer which contains approximately 230 to 296 species and belongs to the family of the Aceraceae (Maple Family). The type species of the genus is Acer pseudoplatanus.
The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 9 to 10 metres.
Wood and Bark
Acer tataricum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate and petiolate with serrate margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow to red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer tataricum produces panicles of erect, white five-stellate flowers in May.
The trees carry ornamental schizocarps.
Acer tataricum is native to Austria, Turkey, the Caucasus, northern Iran and the Balkan Peninsula.
The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: drought
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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