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Trident Maple Acer buergerianum

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser bur-jer-ee-AY-num
Description

Tolerant of wind, salt, drought, air pollution, and soil compaction; may suffer breakage with ice storms; fall color varies greatly; possible tree for restricted root zone sites; with age bark exfoliates revealing gray, orange, brown color; does not develop leaf scorch during drought.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.  Attractive fall color with shades of deep red and orange.

Frequently used in bonsai.

Site: Sun; well-drained soil;

Form: Upright; rounded crown

Growth Rate: Slow to Medium

Native to China North-Central, China Southeast, and Myanmar.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Mino Yatabusa
  • Naputo Kaede
  • Street Wise
Tags:
#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#songbirds#compaction#full sun#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#tree#maple#trident#bonsai#salt tolerant#colorful leaves#air pollution tolerant#playground#cpp#wind tolerant#dry soil tolerant#infertile soil#children's garden#shimmer#pollinator plant#winged seeds
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Mino Yatabusa
  • Naputo Kaede
  • Street Wise
Tags:
#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#songbirds#compaction#full sun#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#tree#maple#trident#bonsai#salt tolerant#colorful leaves#air pollution tolerant#playground#cpp#wind tolerant#dry soil tolerant#infertile soil#children's garden#shimmer#pollinator plant#winged seeds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    buergerianum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern China, Japan, Korea
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Shade
    Wildlife Food Source
    Wind Shimmer
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    tolerates dry, infertile sites
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant flower
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant does not develop leaf scorch during drought. Leaves are 1.5 to 3.5 in. opposite, simple leaf with 3 lobes; new growth often bronze to purple; yellow, orange, red fall color; colors later than most maples.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Patchy
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating bark develops on mature trunks
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Compaction
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Pollution
    Salt
    Wind