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Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala

Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala
Tatarian maple
Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala
New twigs arrive in brilliant burgundy, contrasting nicely with the fresh green leaves

Common name Tatarian maple
Family aceraceae
Life cycle tree
Flowers creamy white (May)
Light sun

Medium-sized maple tree with handsomely cut leaves that turn a brilliant shade of crimson in fall. We raised our specimen from seed many years ago; it was slow to get started, but has by now grown into a handsome small tree, making occasional babies below.

Tatarian maple
Acer tataricum ssp. ginnala
In 2008, 4 or 5 years after starting our tree from seed, it blooms for the first time - in the middle of May, quite a bit later than the other maples in our garden. By late May, the seeds are forming - pink-tinged propellors shaped a bit differently from most other maples.

Tatarian maple
Holds onto its samaras a long time – they're still clinging on by the time the leaves turn in early November

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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