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Acer buergerianum

Common Name(s):
Trident maple
Cultivar(s):
Mino Yatabusa, Naputo Kaede, Street Wise
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Samara

Height:
25-35 ft.
Flower:
Insignificant flower
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; well drained soil; tolerates dry, infertile sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; rounded crown
Width:
20-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
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
Tags:
“playground “, “play “, deciduous, fall color, “children’s garden “, tree, maple, trident

NCCES plant id: 1871

Acer buergerianum Acer buergerianum seedling
Richard Elzey, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer buergerianum Acer buergerianum samaras
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Acer buergerianum Acer buergerianum leaf
Bri Weldon, CC BY - 2.0
Acer buergerianum Acer buergerianum seeds on tree
Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0