|Acer tataricum is a large shrub or small tree, 15 to 20 feet tall, occasionally 30 feet, and 15 to 20 feet wide. It forms a large multi-stemmed shrub or small widespreading tree with dark green foliage. Fall color is variable, yellow, red, to reddish-brown. Flowers are greenish-white on 2- to 3-inch upright panicles, appearing in late spring. The late summer fruit is a winged samara, red, sometimes intensely so, then changing to brown in fall. An adaptable maple that is fairly drought tolerant and not bothered by pests. A good small specimen tree for residential area or street use and may be useful in large planters. Native from southeast Europe, western Asia.