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Maple, Trident

Acer buergeranum

Aceraceae - Maple

Description

Leaves: Opposite; simple; 3 lobed with 3 main veins and lobes pointing forward; few small teeth; 1-1/2" to 3" wide; deciduous; shiny green and glabrous when mature; petiole 1-1/2" to 3" long; yellow, orange, or red fall color.

Twigs/buds: Twigs gray-brown and hairy at first, but become darker and hairless in the second year; thin; have small lenticels.  Buds rich brown, pyramid-shaped, and 4-angled; scales pointed with hairy edges, overlapping.

Flowers/fruit: Fruit a samara; 3/4" to 1" long; wings parallel; fall maturing.

Bark: After a few years becomes gray, orange, brown and scaly; attractive.

Wood: Information unavailable.

General: Native to China.  Name sometimes spelled A. buergerianum. Fairly drought resistant.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: This small to medium-sized tree is rarely planted in Utah and may be hard to find, but its fall color makes it worth trying.  Colors very late in the fall.  Zones 5-9.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Aceraceae - Maple
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
5-9
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
Yes
Crown Shape:
Rounded

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
Yes
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
High