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Three-flower maple

Acer triflorum

AY-sir try-FLOOR-um

This broadly columnar to spreading tree has peeling brown bark, three-palmate mid-green leaves, and brilliant orange-red fall foliage. It grows up to 30 feet tall and 25 feet wide.

CareProvide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

ProblemsAphids, scale and caterpillars. Mites can cause leaf spot gall in several species. Fungal leaf spots and root rots are common.

  • Genus : Acer
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Green, Yellow
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Foliage
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Uses : Shade
  • Plant Type : Trees
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