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Hot Wings Tatarian Maple

Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’

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Hot Wings Tatarian Maple. Small tree with green foliage and red flowers.

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The Hot Wings Tatarian Maple is a compact and beautiful ornamental tree that will look great on any property. With its small shape, it is well-suited for many types of home landscapes. You can add additional shade to your outdoor space with its thick, oval canopy of branches. While flowers are not noticeable, the tree will produce red seed capsules known as samaras. When they are in bloom, these seeds will cover the tree for a beautiful show of color. During the summer, this tree variety is truly a showstopper.

Plant Attributes

The Hot Wings Tatarian maple is known for its ornamental fruits. This maple tree gets its name from those bright red samaras that burst with color. From mid to late summer, these cherry-red samaras will be present in your landscape. The Hot Wings Tatarian maple features dark green foliage that remains throughout the season. When the red seeds contrast with green summer foliage, this tree is a beauty to have in your yard.

In May, it will develop tiny blossoms of white flowers. During the autumn season, the leaves will bloom with orange-red and yellow colors. The Hot Wings Tatarian maple is wider than it is tall, and this tree is perfectly round when it reaches maturity. With this tree, it is a rare combination of decorative beauty and dependability. You can get that all in one package with this tree.

Landscape Use

The Hot Wings Tatarian maple is a deciduous tree that has an upright habit of growth. This maple blends into your landscape without any problems. You can easily balance out the tree by placing finer or coarser shrubs and trees near this maple. This tree will make a great addition to smaller landscapes as it works best as a small accent tree. With those blazing red helicopter seeds blooming in the late summer, you want to place the tree where the falling seeds will not cause issues.

When it is matured, the Hot Wings Tatarian maple will grow to 25 feet, and it will have a spread of 15 feet. With its low canopy, the maple will have a clearance of four feet from the ground. The Hot Wings Tatarian maple grows at a medium rate, and it can live up to 70 years or more.

This maple will do well in partial shade to full sun. It does prefer locations with average to dry conditions, and you will not want to place it in spots with excessive moisture. The tree is not particular about the soil pH or type. It is tolerant of urban conditions, and it can thrive in a city environment.

Planting & Care

This tree is a low maintenance species. It can handle alkaline conditions better than other Amur maple trees. The Hot Wings Tatarian maple is more tolerant of drought conditions, and it makes an excellent choice for those who want to attract squirrels and birds to the yard. Pruning should be done to provide air circulation, promote health, and maintain its shape. If you wish to cut the tree into a particular form, then the pruning should be completed when it is young. Pruning is also vital to remove damaged or dead branches. You should complete pruning in the late winter or early spring so that the tree has a better chance of producing colorful blooms. This maple should be monitored for pest damage, but the species is mainly resistant to disease. Care must be taken to the tree’s trunk area since it can experience damage from maintenance activities, such as mowing. If the newly planted tree is in an area with high exposure to damaging elements, then the trunk should be protected during the winter.

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This small tree is very reliable in the harshest conditions. The showy red seeds will look great as they contrast against the summer green foliage. When the tree is young, you will notice the broad leaves. Over time, the branches will spread out wider as it becomes rounded near maturity. This maple is more tolerant of higher pH soil than other maple varieties. If you want a versatile tree with vivid colors for your landscape, choose the Hot Wings Tatarian maple for your customers.

At Arbor Valley Nursery, we have a wide selection of trees and shrubs, including the Hot Wings Tatarian maple. If you would like to learn more about this species, please take a few minutes to fill out the contact form.

Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Tree
  • Height: 15-18 feet
  • Width: 15-18 feet
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Red (samaras)
  • Sun: Sun, Partial Sun
  • Water Needs Moderate: to dry
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: Zones 4-10
  • Soil Type: Clay, loam, sandy
  • Deer Resistant: No
  • Good for Pollination: Yes
  • Winter Interest: Yes
  • North American Native: No
  • Year Introduced: 2007
  • Annual Commercial Maintenance: Every summer trim back any suckers that may occur at base. Use ISA practices for pruning otherwise, leave it alone.
  • 5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance: Follow ISA pruning practices or call a certified arborist.
  • Elevation Guide: Up to 7500 ft.

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