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Acer triflorum


Three-Flower Maple




Origin:  Native to China and Korea. Discovered by Ernest H. Wilson in Korea in October 1917.
Family
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus
Acer
Species
triflorum
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5-6b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6-H7
Temperature (°C)
-34 -(-9)
Temperature (°F)
-30 -5
Height
8-10 m
Spread
8-10 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
April
General Description
This species has been placed on the IUCN Red List as globally threatened.
Landscape
Small landscape tree.
Cultivation
Medium, moist and acidic well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Growth
Medium
Bark/Stem Description
Its ashy-brown and vertically fissured bark peels in in autumn revealing the orange-brown inner bark. Shoots are slender, warty, and glabrous.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Bud scales are 11-15 paired.
Leaf Description
Leaves 2.5-6 cm and trifoliate, turn a vibrant shade or orange to red in autumn.
Flower Description
Greenish-yellow flowers in clusters of 3.
Fruit Description
Nutlet is thick and densely pubescent, up to 5 cm, produced in September.
Notable Specimens
Westonbrit, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. The first and still the largest specimen in North America is found at The Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. National Trust Trelissick Garden, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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