Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees - Page 25

Trident maple (Acer buergeranum)

Small trees

Golden-rain tree
Golden-rain tree

  • Maximum height
    30 feet
  • Relative growth rate
    Good
  • Freedom from insect pests
    Good
  • Freedom from disease problems
    Good
  • Resistance to storm damage
    Good
  • Will grow on poorly drained soil
    Poor
  • Will grow in hot, dry areas
    Excellent
  • Easy to transplant
    Excellent
  • Withstands city conditions
    Good

Golden-rain tree
 

Trident maple is a small, round-headed tree with attractive, exfoliating bark. New leaves are often bronze to purple, changing to glossy green in summer and finally orange and red in the fall. It transplants readily and tolerates drought well.