Acer triflorumAcer triflorum

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Acer triflorum
  • PRONUNCIATION: A-ser tri-FLO-rum
  • COMMON NAME: Three-flower Maple
  • FAMILY: Aceraceae
  • NATIVITY: Manchuria and Korea
  • GROWTH HABIT: Small rounded tree growing 20'-30' tall; similar to A. griseum.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 4-8
  • CULTURE: Moist, acidic, well-drained soils in sun to part shade.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Wonderful small landscape tree. Can be used in the small residential landscape, as a specimen plant.
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, trifoliate with each leaflet 2"-3" long. Margins irregularly serrate, often with only one side of the terminal leaflet more prominently serrated.
  • BUDS: Similar to A. griseum but lighter in color.
  • BARK: Exfoliating in long thin strips, golden brown in color; this is what bark should be!
  • FRUIT: Samaras 1" - 1 ¼" long, woody, more pubescent than A. griseum.
  • PROPAGATION: See A. griseum.
  • PESTS: None serious.



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