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Tatarian Maple vs Red Elder

Acer tataricum

Sambucus racemosa

Tatarian Maple
Red Elder

Tatarian Maple is a small, multi-stemmed tree that features attractive red foliage in fall.

In addition to its outstanding autumn color, it is also one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring.

Tatarian Maple makes a good specimen tree for for small yards. Closely related to Amur Maple, it is slightly larger in stature.

Red Elder is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

RED ELDER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: toxic to humans



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