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Trident Maple


March 11, 2016 - <>

Acer buergerianum

Acer buergerianum

  • Height: 20’ - 35’
  • Spread: 20’ - 35’
  • Site characteristics: Acidic, well-drained soils; full sun
  • Zone: 5b or 6a - 8a
  • Native range: Eastern China
  • pH: 5.0 – 7.0
  • Other: Adapted to urban conditions; moderate salt and drought tolerance
  • Ornamental characteristics: Mottled bark, shedding with age; dense, dark green leaves turning orange to red in the fall. Introduced from China.
  • Pests: Some ice damage

Trident Maple Trident Maple leaves Acer buergerianum
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU.

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