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How to Grow Acer buergerianum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Trident Maple

Trident maple

Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum) photograph by Cliff.

Acer buergerianum

Acer buergerianum photographForest and Kim Starr, CC.

Acer buergerianum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer buergerianum
  • Common Name: Trident maple
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 9
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 300 to 360
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Oval, Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed in mid to late autumn or spring. Takesoftwoodcuttings in early summer
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive (Prune only in late autum to the middle of winter).
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Air Pollution, short droughts
  • Best Garden Use: Areas requiring pest tolerance, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Genus Detail: Acer
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Closely Related Family Members: Sugar maple; Balloon Vine; Field maple; Paperbark maple; and Yellowhorn
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America



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