Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Red | Growth Rate: Medium | Adaptability: Salt Spray Tolerant
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Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum) is widely popular as a small street, lawn, and patio tree. Combines year-round features of vibrant fall colored leaves, exfoliating bark and rich green summer foliage with greater tolerance of adverse site conditions, soil compaction, heat, and drought than many Maples.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 8
Foliage: Shiny and smaller than an Acer rubrum leaf
Fall Color: Purple-red
Bark: Flaking and peeling strips of gray, light orange, brown
Winter Interest: The exfoliating bark adds winter interest
Texture: Medium
Shape: Pyramidal when young; broad oval when mature
Mature Size: 35-40' tall by 30' wide
Growth Rate: Medium; slowing with age
Adaptability: Acer buergerianum is more site tolerant than many Maples
Native Habitat: China