Common name: Acer buergerianum / Trident Maple
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Mature height: 10 meters
Hardiness: -15 °C
Exposure: shade, partial shade, light
Plant type: tree
Soil type: acidic and ordinary
Use: in the garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and pests: mealybugs, leafhoppers
Seed conservation: 4 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
The port of the trident maple is spread out. In its biotope, this tree can reach 15 to 20 meters high. In cultivation condition, it is limited to 6-8 meters high.
The foliage is deciduous. The leaves are stalked (yellow-pink petiole of 5cm), trilobed, very slightly serrated, thick and more or less glaucous on the underside of the blade. They are green in color, turning red in autumn.
The flowers appear at the same time as the leaves in May. They are greenish yellow in color and united in a corymb (flattened clusters). They give birth to fruits called samaras. The latter are 1.5-2.5cm long, have two practically parallel wings and take on a reddish-brown hue when ripe.
The brown bark of this tree cracks into plaque over time.
Due to its foliage with surprising fall colors, it is certainly one of the most beautiful maple trees.