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Tatarian Maple   arrow

Acer tataricum (ay’-sir ta-ta-reek’-um)
Family: Sapindaceae, Soapberry

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Tatarian Maple LeafLeaf: 2-4 inches long; irregular, double-serrated margin. Some leaves lobed, some not. If lobed, middle lobe is longer than two side lobes and wide at base. Medium green. May have hairs on veins beneath. Petiole 1-2 inches long.

Bud: 1/4 inch long, red-brown-black overlapping scales. May be slightly hairy.

Leaf Scar: 3 bundle scars.

Stem: Slender, smooth, red-brown, lenticels visible.

Flower: Greenish-white, blooming in mid-spring.

Fruit: Red samara, parallel wings.

Habit: Small tree or large, bushy shrub.

Culture:Tolerant of dry, alkaline soils.