Trident Maple – Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple
Family Aceraceae
well-suited to many styles of bonsai, its yellow flowers attract pollinators Height:  to 60 feet  Hardy to Zone: 4

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Acer buergerianum

Growing to 50 feet tall and nearly as wide, Trident Maple's rounded crown is valuable as a street tree or specimen tree in residential settings. Deemed 'utility friendly' because of its diminutive stature, trident maple is a popular choice for the art of bonsai and responds well to techniques that create leaf reduction and ramification, is suitable for many style and sizes of bonsai.

Trident Maple is hardy in USDA zones 5-8
Trident Maple Flowers
Bees LOVE trident maple flowers. This tree was audibly abuzz with many different types (Halictus species shown).

1. Trident Maple at Atlanta Botanical Garden, photos by Bruce Marlin
2. Wikipedia, Acer buergerianum

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Family Aceraceae – Maples
The Maples are some of our most familiar and beloved trees.  Most are native to the far east: China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria. Maples produce a distinctive winged fruit called a samara, also commonly known as helicopters or whirlybirds.
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