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Three Flowered Maple

Acer triflorum

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Three Flowered Maple (Acer triflorum) at Dundee Nursery

Three Flowered Maple

Three Flowered Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Three Flowered Maple (Acer triflorum) at Dundee Nursery

Three Flowered Maple in fall

Three Flowered Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Three Flowered Maple (Acer triflorum) at Dundee Nursery

Three Flowered Maple in fall

Three Flowered Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A great small landscaping tree noted for its interesting bark and fall colors, which tend to see multiple colors featured together on a single tree; not common, but worthy of greater use

Ornamental Features

Three Flowered Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The compound leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling khaki (brownish-green) bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Three Flowered Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Three Flowered Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Three Flowered Maple will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent 
Applications
Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features