Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple

This is a small deciduous tree with ascending branches when young, maturing to a more rounded canopy. Leaves are small, triangular and tri-lobed. New spring foliage is a rich bronzy-red colour maturing to a dark green in summer. In autumn foliage turns yellow to orange to red. Bark is a pale grey-brown orange and appears scaly or flaky. Flowers are green and inconspicuous.

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This tree currently has the following pot sizes in production.
40cm/27L 1.6-2.2m In production
50cm/52L 2.0-2.5m In production
100L 2.5-3.0m In production
200L 3.0-3.5m Available now
Common Name Trident Maple
Foliage Deciduous 195
Form Branches Ascending 28
Mature Size 6 x 6m
Family Aceraceae 28
Genus Acer 34
Species Buergerianum 1
Uses
Regarded as a trouble free tree, it is known for good drought tolerance but favours some summer irrigation in south-eastern Australia. Grown with a central leader it makes a good street tree. Most suitable for small landscapes and domestic gardens offering great autumn colour. In Australia, there have been problems selecting A. buergerianum suitable as street trees; most nursery-grown trees branch very low, and lack a central leader. If the tree is grown after formative pruning, an excellent shape can be planted: Trident Maple must be purchased as a single-leader tree
Position & Soil
Likes a humus rich soil, protected from hot winds. Formative pruning is essential for a good specimen.
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Delivery
Based in Melbourne, Australia, our trucks deliver into Melbourne and its greater metropolitan area. We utilise green life freight companies to deliver beyond that point into country Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. We have certification ICA42 for the treatment of Myrtaceae stock delivered into South Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to deliver into Western Australia and Tasmania. International delivery is not offered.

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