Trident Maple Acer buergerianum - Acer lingii , Acer subtrilobum

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Botanical Name:

Acer buergerianum

Family:

Sapindaceae

Genus:

Acer

Species:

buergerianum

Common Name:

Trident Maple

Height:
75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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  • Acer buergerianum

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree reaching a height of 5-20 m with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter. more...
* Rich green leaf turns gorgeous in fall--yellow, orange, red, much used as street tree in Japan, Korea, and the Pacific Northwestern USA
[ edit ] Description Leaf It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree reaching a height of 5–20 m with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter. The leaves are in opposite pairs, 2.5–8 cm long (excluding the 2–5 cm petiole) and 3.5–6.5 cm broad, hard, glossy dark green above, paler below, usually with three lobes; on mature trees the lobes forward-pointing and with smooth margins, on young trees with more spreading lobes and serrated margins. The flowers are produced in spring, yellow-green, in pendulous corymbs ; they are small, with five greenish sepals and five yellow-white petals about 2 mm long, and eight stamens. The fruit is a samara with two winged seeds , each seed 4–7 mm diameter, with a 15 mm wing; the wings are forward-pointing and often overlapping each other. [ 2 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] The species is variable, and a number of varieties have been described: [ 2 ] Acer buergerianum var. buergerianum . Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Zhejiang. Acer buergerianum var. jiujiangense Z.X.Yu. Jiangxi. Acer buergerianum var. horizontale F.P.Metcalf. Southern Zhejiang. Acer buergerianum var. formosanum (Hayata ex Koidzumi) Sasaki. Taiwan (endemic). Acer buergerianum var. kaiscianense (Pampanini) W.P.Fang. Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi. Acer buergerianum var. yentangense W.P.Fang & M.Y.Fang. Zhejiang. A few trees have consistently unlobed leaves; these were first described as a variety A. trifidium var. integrifolium Makino ( A. trifidium is an old synonym of A. buergerianum ), but are now not distinguished from the species. [ 6 ] Occasional unlobed leaves also occur on most trees with otherwise normal three-lobed leaves. [ 7 ]
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Usda description:
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Bonsai Comments:

Trident Maple is a popular bonsai for its splendid multitude of green leaves and fall color of red, orange and yellow. This deciduous bonsai tree grows swiftly into its mature form and is readily receptive to training with most styles. This maple needs full sun but should be given partial shade in the summer. An excellent maple bonsai specimen. Known for its small leaves and gnarly roots this bonsai is dramatic over rock . The trunk thickens fast and develops some rust colored peeling appearance.

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Bonsai Comments:

Acer buergerianum is a popular bonsai for its splendid multitude of green leaves and fall color of red, orange and yellow. This deciduous bonsai tree grows swiftly into its mature form and is readily receptive to training with most styles. This maple needs full sun but should be given partial shade in the summer. An excellent maple bonsai specimen. Known for its small leaves and gnarly roots this bonsai is dramatic over rock. The trunk thickens fast and develops some rust colored peeling appearance.

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