(now valid: A. tataricum subsp. ginnala)
Central to Northern China, Manchuria and Japan.
Large shrub or small tree, open upright main branches, becoming wide-spreading with age with thin, hanging branches.
5 to 7 m in height and 4.5 to 8 m in spread. Very old specimens will grow even wider. Annual growth 35 cm in height, 35 to 40 cm spread.
Young winter shoots red-brown where exposed to the sun, often grey on the shade side, two year old branches are light brown, later turning grey-brown.
Deciduous, opposite, 4 to 8 cm long, generally 3-lobed, occasionally entire. Autumn colour bright, fiery red to dark red.
Green-white, in umbels appearing in May.
Winged fruits generally held in parallel pairs, bright red.
Shallow, wide spreading and dense root system.
No special requirements, dry to moist, intolerant of excessive lime and poor drainage.
Very tolerant of frost, smoke, heat, wind and urban sites.
Solitary, formal hedge, ornamental tree.