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Tatarian Maple vs American Bladdernut

Acer tataricum

Staphylea trifolia

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Tatarian Maple
American Bladdernut

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.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: scarlet red
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: tatar maple