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Acer tataricum - tatarian maple
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name– Acer tataricum
Synonim– Acer cordifolium Moench (1794), Acer tartarinum Poiret (1823).

Common name(s)– tatarischer, tatarian maple, artar tataresc.

Distribution and Habitat– creste spontan in Austria, Ungaria, Serbia, Romania, Ucraina si Turcia, in pozitii insorite, soluri uscate in paduri, doar ocazional ca arbore solitar.

Description– shrub or small tree, 8-10 m high. Bark somewhat fissured; buds small and inconspicuous. Leaves unlobed to lobulate but juvenile leaves may have three lobes, 5-10 cm long and almost as wide, broadly ovate; margins doubly serrate; bases subcordate; venis pubescent to nearly glabrescent; petioles 2-5 cm long. Inflorescences paniculate, terminal, erect, appearing with the leaves in May. Flowers pale green to white. Fruits double samaras, 2 cm long; nutlets rounded and somewhat wrinkled, red wings.

2n = 26

Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala; A. tataricum subsp. semenovii; A. tataricum subsp. tataricum.

Growth rate– slow.
Tolerances– resist dryness and air pollution. May suffer from cold winds of winter.

Requirements– moist, well-drained, humus-rich acidic soil in full sun or partial shade.
Management
Propagation– by seeds. It stratify 90-120 days in cold greenhouse at 8 ° C.
Pest and Diseases– Veticillium.
Garden Partners
Cultivars– 'Red Wing' has red fruits, 'Hot Wings' tolerate drought.
 

Properties and Uses– forestry interest, much cultivated as coppice species in protection curtains in the plain region.Protect the soil well. It is used as ornamental trees in parks and public gardens, including hedges, mowing supporting. Species oras, honey production, 300-600 kg / ha, compared with climatic factors. Used for dyeing natural fibers in shades of beige to dark brown and black. 
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