Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 20-25' x 20-25'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 2-9, 14-17, 20, 21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

A Bit More

A deciduous tree of Chinese and Japanese origin, this small tree makes an excellent subject for bonsai or for the patio. A slow-grower that will not exceed 25 feet in height or spread, it has an attractive habit of spreading low growth but which can be thwarted by pruning to achieve a more upright shape. The leaves are 3-lobed and 1.5-3 inches long and emerge with a reddish tint that matures to a brilliant light green. In the fall, these become red, orange or yellow. Also interesting is the flaking bark that may tend toward gray, orange or brown. It is reportedly drought tolerant once it has reach maturity. This gives the Japanese Maple or Acer palmatum a run for its money!