Acer tataricum 'Hot Wings'

Acer tataricum ‘Hot Wings’

Tatarian maple

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

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Plant does not flower in August

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Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

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Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Acer tataricum 'Hot Wings'
  • Common name: Tatarian maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Tatarian maple, Acer tataricum, is native to central and southeastern Europe, and parts of Asia and Russia. A large shrub or small tree, it’s known for its red-green samaras (winged seed cases), which contrast beautifully with its fresh green foliage.

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Acer tataricum ‘Hot Wings’ is a particularly ornamental variety, bearing masses of deep, scarlet red samaras, which adorn the tree like summer blooms. In spring, clusters of pale yellow flowers cover the tree just after it comes into leaf, and in autumn its foliage turns glowing shades of orange, red and yellow. Growing to an eventual height of just 5m, it packs quite a punch in a small space and is perfect for a small garden.

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Grow Acer tataricum ‘Hot Wings’ in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site in full sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with leaf mould. There should be little or no need to prune.

How to grow Acer 'Hot Wings'

  • Plant size

    5m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Acer 'Hot Wings' and wildlife

Acer 'Hot Wings' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Hot Wings' poisonous?

Acer 'Hot Wings' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People