Three-floweredMaple, Rough Barked Maple

Acer triflorum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: triflorum (TRY-flor-um) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Clermont, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bucyrus, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Cambridge, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 1, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Very underused species of small maple. I have only seen it on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, very rarely anywhere else but it is listed in some of the large local landscape nurseries catalogies for higher price. Have good fall color with reds and interesting bark texture. A shame it is not used more often!

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