Tatarian Maple, Tartarian Maple
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub/tree, 15-20(30) ft [4,5-6(9) m] high, similar width, often multistemmed, rounded to wide spreading. Leaves opposite, simple, 5-10 cm long, usually unlobed (leaves on young trees may be 2-5 lobed), margin double serrate, medium green, in fall yellow, red to reddish brown; petiole 2-5 cm long. Flowers greenish white, in upright, long stalked clusters (panicles). Fruit (samaras) 2-2.5 cm long, wings nearly parallel.
- Sun to part shade, adaptable, tolerant of drought, performs best in well-drained soil. Possibly more tolerant of alkaline soils than Acer ginnala (Dirr, 1998).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Native to southeastern Europe and western Asia.
- Similar to Acer ginnala, which is sometimes listed as a subspecies, i.e., Acer tataricum ssp.ginnala.
- tataricum: of central Asia, formerly Tartary.
- Corvallis: west side of First Steet (River Front), between Tyler and Van Buren.