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Tatarian Maple vs Japanese Maple

Acer tataricum

Acer palmatum



Tatarian Maple
Japanese Maple

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.

Japanese Maple is one of the most popular accent maples. Its long, fingered lobed leaves can be variegated in the summer with lighter shades of green, red, or even purple. Its autumn colour is a brilliant red that is uncommon in most plants, which adds nice contrast to your yard when planted near other trees.

The Japanese Maple is a diverse variety, there are over 1,000 cultivars with different sizes, shapes, and colours.

This species is extremely popular with bonsai enthusiasts.



Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
Fall colour: bright red to yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other Names: tatar maple
Other Names: palmate maple, smooth japanese maple