SHOW STOPPING, BOLD COLORS ON A HARDY ORNAMENTAL MAPLE
Well known for its bright red ornamental fruits and samaras (helicopters) that sit on the contrasting dark green foliage
- Petite white flowers bloom in early May
- Transforming foliage turns to a fiery red-orange and yellow in fall
- Grows well in most soil types
- Cold and Elevation Hardy
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-10
- Mature Height: 15-20' tall
- Mature Width: 15-20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple?
“Christmas in July” is how one worker at the nursery where Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple was discovered describes this festive new ornamental tree. Indeed, Hot Wings’® colorful summer samaras (helicopters)—as red as Holly berries and glowing brilliantly against the rich green canopy—will put you in a jolly mood. The papery red fruits will make an impact in your landscape for six weeks, but don’t think that the festivities stop there. In fall, the foliage erupts in a blaze of orange-red, with a sprinkling of golden leaves in the interior. Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple’s bushy habit makes it an effective but friendly screen from your neighbors, and its medium-small size makes it useful for properties both large and small.
Tatarian Maple hails from eastern Europe and western Asia in countries such as Kazakhstan, where it is found on rocky, exposed sites and in forest under-stories. This rugged Maple Tree is a favorite ornamental plant in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states for its junkyard-dog toughness as much as for the beauty it brings to challenging environments. Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple originated at the nursery of Gary Epstein in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1993. The chance seedling stood out from other Tatarian Maples for its extra-long display of ruby-red samaras, its wide branch angles (which help prevent breakage in storms), and its consistently fiery fall color.
How to use Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple in the landscape?
Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple has earned the stamp of approval from the Plant Select® program, an award that goes to superlative plants with both beauty and brawn. Plant Select® is a nonprofit group that gets input from Colorado State University, the Denver Botanic Garden, and other horticulture professionals. Winning plants have to score well on seven criteria: ability to thrive in a wide range of conditions, low water needs, resilience in challenging climates, uniqueness, disease and insect resistance, long-lasting beauty, and non-invasiveness. Basically, if it can handle the cold, drought, wind, snow, ice, and hail of a typical Colorado year—and still look good—it’s in! Hot Wings® are planted perfectly in the yard as a statement piece, decorated along a sidewalk, or framing any garden wall.
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
How To Plant Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple
Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple is an unfussy tree that even novice gardeners will have great success with. Give it a site in all-day sun for the richest red fall color, and make sure the soil drains freely, as it doesn’t care for “wet feet.” Hot Wings® will need regular water during establishment, but after the first year or two it should be quite drought tolerant. This low-maintenance tree will put no strain on your busy schedule—in time, it will form a dense, rounded canopy with very little pruning necessary, and insect pests and diseases are generally of no concern.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Not much pruning work is required, very low maintenance. Prune as needed late spring through early summer but make sure you do not prune after mid-summer. Remember to not prune maples in early spring, the sap can bleed excessively.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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