Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
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Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)

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Trident maple—in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family—is a small- to medium-sized, deciduous tree from Asia with a rounded, branching form. The leaves have three forward-facing lobes resembling a trident. This tree tends to grow as a multi-stemmed, low-branching specimen, but it can be pruned to a single stem. The exfoliating bark reveals an orange-brown inner bark, which adds interest. The fall color can be variable, sometimes yellows but usually reds and oranges.

Its preference is for full sun and average well-drained acidic soils; however, it is tolerant of a range of soil moistures and textures. It is also tolerant of wind, salt, drought, air pollution, and soil compaction. Trident maple has a slow to medium growth rate and is easy to transplant. Propagation is by seed. 

It is frequently used in bonsai. Other uses can be as a street tree or a shade tree for smaller spaces.

Shipped fully rooted in a 6" pot. Heights vary but most are 12-16".