Plant of the week Acer tataricum ‘Garann’ Hot Wings Tatarian Maple Hot Wings Tatarian Maple is a distinctive small ornamental tree with unique traits in almost every season. After the leaves emerge in the spring, this tree is covered with yellowish-white flowers. These flowers are followed by breathtaking scarlet-red samara fruit that persists for over a month. The fruit contrasts beautifully with its dark green foliage, and gives the tree the appearance of being in bloom. It’s fall foliage ranges in color from orange-red to yellow. This small tree reaches heights of 20’-30’ at maturity, and spreads up to 20’ wide. Acer tataricum ‘Garann’ was first discovered growing as a seedling in production at Fort Collins Nursery in northern Colorado in 1993. It quickly became popular because of its stunning fruit display, and was highlighted by the Plant Select program of Colorado in 2007. The Tatarian Maple is originally native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. Use Hot Wings Tatarian Maple as an accent or specimen tree. It is also an excellent hedge or screen in the landscape. It is tolerant of alkaline soils and drought, and is hardy to zone 4. Durango Nursery and Supply sells Hot Wings Tatarian Maple in #15 pots. Please call us with any questions at 259-8800.