- BOTANICAL NAME: Acer buergeranum
- COMMON NAME:
- FAMILY: Aceraceae
- GROWTH HABIT:
Oval to rounded small tree up to 35' tall.
USDA Zones 5 - 9.
- OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:
Sun to light shade. Prefers acid, well-drained soils and is tolerant of drought.
- LANDSCAPE VALUE: Good tree for small residential lots. Street tree.
Deserves more use.
- FOLIAGE: Opposite, simple 1 1/2" - 3 1/2" across, 3 lobes, base rounded, margins entire or irregularly serrate. Glossy green in summer with red to orange, possibly yellow, late fall color.
Imbricately scaled, pointed rich brown buds. Terminals approximately 1/8" long.
- BARK: Sinuous trunk is covered with an orange-brown, exfoliating bark.
- Flower: Yellow color, 1/2" diameter, usually 3 together on drooping pedicels in May
- FRUIT: Samara, ¾ " - 1" long wings parallel.
Seed, cuttings; cultivars are normally grafted.