Scientific Name: Acer buergerianum
Common Name: trident maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Obovate, Crenate, Entire, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, Yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Red, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, most with 3 triangular-shaped forward pointing lobes, blades obovate, 7-11cm long x 8-10cm wide, bases rounded, margins entire or crenate, petioles 4-9cm long; schizocarps 1-2cm wide, thick edge of wings at 10 degrees to partially overlapping each other, each samara 2-3cm long. Winter ID: lateral buds about 5mm long with over 10 spirally arranged scales with grey hairs, leaf scar 3-lobed to crescent shaped.