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Maple (Trident)

Acer buergerianum

Trunk and leafy branches of a Trident Maple tree

Native to China, Korea, and Japan, Trident Maple, or Acer buergerianum, is a handsome, small- to medium-sized Maple reaching 20'-30' tall with an equal spread. It exhibits glossy, dark-green foliage and pleasant shade with an attractive, oval-to-rounded branching structure and exfoliating bark. On old trunks, this gray, orange, and brown exfoliation is especially attractive.

A versatile tree, Trident Maple is tolerant of difficult growing sites and urban situations and, unlike many maples, is resistant to leaf scorch even under drought stress. It makes an excellent choice for small residential lots and sites beneath utility wires. Fall color is red and orange with good leaf fall.

The name Trident comes from its three-lobed (or tri-lobed) leaves.

Table of tree prices
Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#302.5-3"10-12'$249