Shantung Maple (Acer truncatum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 20-25ft (densely-branched, rounded crown)
Plant Spread: 15-20ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Prefers moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Established trees reportedly have good heat and drought tolerance. Features medium green leaves (to 5 across) that have 5 triangular lobes. Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring but mature to dark green.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow
Flower Time: Other: April-May
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Shantung Maple (Acer truncatum) by valleylynn Oct 16, 2012 6:44 PM 0
Japanese maple forum by ediblelandscapingsc Sep 4, 2018 6:12 PM 126
What species is this tree? by Redbird14 Apr 17, 2018 9:33 PM 5
Sugar Maple ID ? by RoseBlush1 Jan 20, 2018 7:02 PM 42

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