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Tatarian Maple vs Bitternut Hickory

Acer tataricum

Carya cordiformis

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Tatarian Maple
Bitternut Hickory

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.

Bitternut Hickory is a large deciduous tree that makes a great shade tree for yards and parks. This tree is native to Eastern North America. Although it produces nuts, they are bitter and inedible. Some consider this wood to be the best flavour for smoking meats.

Plant Bitternut Hickory in it’s forever home. It is difficult to transplant due to its long taproot, and may not survive.

The wood is strong and has historically been used for wheels, ladders, and furniture.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

BITTERNUT HICKORY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 13 m (42 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: scarlet red
Bark: ridged, durable
Nuts: bitter
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: tatar maple
Other Names: swamp hickory