Acer tataricum

This is a great small tree for tough sites. It is adaptable to dry soils and other adverse conditions and is drought tolerant once established. Its slender branches can form a small tree or large shrub. Summer brings bright red seed samaras and fall features yellow to orange-red fall foliage.

Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: Shape: Oval to rounded, often low branched Foliage: Medium Green

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Red

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 20'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 15'

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico