Shantung Maple is a small densely branched deciduoustreewith a rounded crown. Thelarge triangular 5-lobed leaves emerge reddish-purple and mature to medium green before earning shades of yellow and orange with occasional hues of purple or red in fall. Small non-showy umbels of greenish-yellow flowers bloom mid-spring followed by samaras. Grows best in rich and moist well-drained acidic soils.
20’ - 25’
15’ - 20’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8
Full Sun,Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly.
LANDSCAPE USES:Group Plantings or Specimen Tree,Naturalized Areas,Woodland Gardens,Privacy Screen,Street Tree,andShade Tree
COMPANION PLANTS:Camellia, Hosta, Pieris
IMAGES:: Mark Wagner, Acer Truncatum 20060624, CC BY 2.5, (2) Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), Purpleblow Maple Acer truncatum Tree 2448px, CC BY-SA 2.5, (3) Photo by Megan Wong,Acer truncatum
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.