Shantung maple

Acer truncatum

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Shantung maple (Acer truncatum)
AY-sir trun-KAY-tum
Genus:  Acer
Compact and rounded, the Shantung maple reaches a mature height and spread of 25 feet by 30 feet. The leaves grow to 5 inches long and have five to seven lobes, resembling the leaves of the Sweetgum ( Liquidambar styraciflua ). Leaves emerge purple in spring and become glossy and medium green during the growing season. In autumn, the starry leaves blaze into shades of yellow and orange, accented by reds and purples. Samara (fruit) are red.
Care:  Provide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Trees

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