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Cultural Details for Acer triflorum

Common Name:
Three-flower Maple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Clusters of 3, terminating the short 2-leaved shoots.

Fruit Details:
Samara 1-1.25" long, held at 120-degree angle, nutlets are thick, pubescent with hairy fruit stalks, 0.63" length

Fall Color:
Rich yellow to red

Bark Details:
Weakly exfoliating gold bark on young stems, mature bark is ash-brown, loose and vertically fissured

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Manchuria and Korea, introduced in 1923

Other Features:
Excellent small specimen tree, lovely foliage, exquisite bark. Good choice for the small garden.

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, acid, well-drained soil, keep moist and fertilized until established

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8478, 8479, 8644

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.