Acer tataricum Hot Wings Acer

Acer

Description: Deciduous, upright, spreading tree with bright green leaves, turning yellowy orange to bright red in autumn. In the spring, clusters of yellow-white flowers cover the tree. Scarlet red samaras (helicopters) contrast with the rich green foliage before the leaves change in autumn.

History: Appeared as a chance-seedling found growing in the production fields of Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery at Fort Collins, CO in 1993.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Replacement prune
  • S Size: Small

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