Maple, Trident

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Acer buergerianum


Native to:
China, Korea and Japan

Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 20-30 feet

Additional Notes:
Distributed throughout the mainland and islands of eastern Asia, trident maple is capable of achieving larger sizes than many of the other maple species introduced to North America from that region.  This species stands out among fellow maples as being well-suited for bonsai culture.