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The trident maple can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8. View Map
This is a shade tree, featuring a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight.
The trident maple grows to a height of 20–35' and a spread of 20–30' at maturity.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The trident maple grows in acidic, well-drained soil.
This maple’s seeds are not particularly attractive to birds.
Though native to China and Japan, the trident maple’s scientific name honors German botanist Heinrich Buerger. He was hired by the Dutch in the mid-1800s to study the flora and fauna of Japan.