Trident Maple

Acer buergeranum


This is a fast-growing maple with an upright form. It fits in smaller yards more easily than Red or Sugar Maples. The three-pointed leaves turn soft reds and oranges in the fall. Some trees make many, small-winged seeds.


Because it grows fast, the Trident Maple is best with annual pruning for the first few years to encourage a strong and attractive structure.

Trident Maple in Summer

Height: 25 to 35 feet
Spread: 20 to 25 feet
Growth Rate: moderate to fast

Irrigation needed: medium water
Fall Color: orange / red
Flowers:  inconspicuous
Seeds/Fruit: winged seeds about 1 inch long

Planting Distances
Front of green utility box: 8 feet
Building, swimming pool: 15 feet
Fence, paving, underground utilities: 6 feet
Overhead, high voltage lines: 20 feet

Fall Color
Fall Color
Trident Maple