Trident Maple

Acer buergerianum

Native to Asia, this deciduous tree features glossy green leaves that transform to shades of yellow and red-orange in the fall. Growth is naturally low and spreading, and older wood develops attractive flaking bark. Produces samaras that swirl down like helicopter wings when tossed into the air. Works well as a patio tree.


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Trident Maple

Acer buergerianum
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15 gallon, 98" h x 36" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.