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Trident Red Maple

Acer rubrum var. trilobum

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Description:

This tree is a variety of the red maple (Acer rubrum) distinguished by its three lobed leaves and the hairy, white underside of the leaves. In autumn, the leaves are more likely to turn yellow than other Rubrum trees, but some will still turn red. These trees prefer acidic, drier conditions and can grow to 72 feet.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Trident Maple
Plant Family:Aceraceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Mid March to early April
Fruit Timing:Early May to June
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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