HOT WINGS® Tatarian maple

Botanical Name: Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’ 

The Hot Wings Tatarian Maple is a small, deciduous tree that grows to 25 feet in height and 20 feet in spread. This tree has an upright and spreading growth habit. It is more oval shaped as a juvenile tree, spreading wider than it is tall. As it matures, it becomes more rounded. ‘Hot Wings’ is similar to the Flame Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), with its bright, fiery red samaras that develop in the late summer, which contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. This display comes at a time when other trees have finished blooming, adding interest to the landscape.

Also known as Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’, this maple tree is a great addition to a smaller landscape. Its flowers are small and white, appearing in clusters in May, but don’t make a big impact. The main features of this maple are the bright seed display and fall colors. The foliage puts on a stunning show of yellow, orange, and red.

The ‘Hot Wings’ Tatarian Maple is tolerant of both drought and moist conditions. It integrates well into dry gardens or water-conserving landscapes. Unlike the Flame Amur Maple, it is tolerant of more alkaline soils. ‘Hot Wings’ is also resistant to salt spray and deer, as well as being pollinator friendly.


Height: 25 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Shape: Rounded, Oval

Flower Color: White

Flowering Time: Spring

Fall Color: Bright Red, Orange, Yellow

Features: Dramatic multi-colored fall display, bright red fruit/seed display in late summer

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Watering: Moderate & Regular

Soil: Prefers rich soils with average moisture - the soil shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. Not particular about soil pH. Avoid planting in compacted soil.

Growth Rate: Moderate

USDA Zones: 4-10

Uses: Ornamental tree, smaller accent tree, mass planting, hedging/screening

Similar trees: Acer ginnala ‘Flame’