Three-flower maple

Acer triflorum

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Three-flower maple (Acer triflorum)
AY-sir try-FLOOR-um
Genus:  Acer
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.
Care:  Provide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Problems:  Aphids, scale and caterpillars. Mites can cause leaf spot gall in several species. Fungal leaf spots and root rots are common.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Interesting Bark,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Greenery,
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Trees

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