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PlantFiles: Trident Maple, Three-toothed Maple
Acer buergerianum 'Miyasama yatsubusa'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: buergerianum (bur-ger-ee-AY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Miyasama yatsubusa

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ichoudhury On Apr 4, 2013, ichoudhury from Lilburn, GA wrote:

This tree is simply beautiful. In fact, one of my favorite Bonsai subject. This is also known as Taiwan trident maple ( acer buergerianum spp. formosanum ). It is a shrubby tree endemic to Taiwan. Leaves are smaller, thicker, rounder and glossier . This known to be very popular bonsai material in japan, where its known as miyasama maple. Miyasama will turn orange scarlet autumn color in colder climates and in warmer regions the autumn color is orange-creamy yellow, Great cold/heat tolerant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stone Mountain, Georgia
Annapolis, Maryland
Saint Louis, Missouri

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