HOT WINGS® Tatarian Maple
Botanical Name: Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’
The Hot Wings Tatarian Maple (Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’) 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 ‘Flame’), with its bright, fiery red samaras that develop in the late summer and contrast beautifully with its dark green foliage. This display comes at a time when other trees have finished blooming, adding interest to the landscape.
The main features of ‘Hot Wings’ are the bright seed display and fall colors. The foliage puts on a stunning show of yellow, orange, and red. Its flowers are small and white, appearing in clusters in May, but don’t make a big impact. It is a great addition to a smaller landscape.
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’ (Flame Maple)