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Acer buergerianum

Trident maple

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  • Acer buergerianum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer buergerianum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height8m to 10m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Acer buergerianum (Trident maple). This species has pale brown bark, the leaves are small with three lobes, and bright glossy green in summer. They turn beautiful shades of red and orange in the autumn. Peeling bark develops on mature trunks.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Three-toothed maple

Origin

E. China, Korea, Japan. The species is named after Heinrich Buerger, a 19th century German botanist.

Interest and use

Ornamental, autumn interest. A common subject for bonsai.

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  • Acer buergerianum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species can grow in exposed sites and they will tolerate poor soils.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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