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Acer Buergerianum, Trident Maple

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pot size: 33cm
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Acer Trident Maple is a small, deciduous tree with oval to rounded canopy and straight trunk. Features leaves that are three-lobed, almost ivy-like with three main veins that are shiny and triangular. The spring growth is coppery-red maturing to glossy dark green in summer that turns to a brilliant greenish-red and orange in autumn. Can be planted under powerlines.
Acer buergerianum, commonly known as the Trident Maple, is a species of tree native to East Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea. It is a deciduous tree that belongs to the Aceraceae family, which also includes other maples.
The Trident Maple gets its name from the distinctive three-lobed leaves it produces. The leaves are typically dark green during the growing season and turn shades of yellow, orange, or red in the fall, creating a beautiful display of autumn colors. The bark of the tree is grayish-brown and develops interesting textures as the tree matures.
Trident Maples are relatively small to medium-sized trees, reaching heights of 4-6mt meters. They have a rounded or oval-shaped canopy with a dense branching structure. This tree has a moderate growth rate and a relatively long lifespan.
In landscaping, Acer buergerianum is highly regarded for its ornamental value. It is often used as a specimen tree in gardens, parks, and urban landscapes. Its compact size makes it suitable for smaller spaces, such as courtyards or urban gardens. The Trident Maple is also popular as a bonsai tree due to its small leaves and attractive bark.
In terms of cultivation, the Trident Maple prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but performs best in slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. It is generally considered hardy and can withstand cold temperatures.
Overall, the Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum) is valued for its aesthetic appeal, particularly its attractive foliage and fall colors, making it a popular choice among tree enthusiasts and landscapers. Likes mulching during the first summer. 
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