Maple, Trident

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Description

Trident maple, (Acer buergerianum) 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 is beautiful, sometimes yellows but usually reds and oranges. The tree prefers full sun and average well-drained acidic soils.

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