SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. This tree is so named because of the three small yellow flowers produced in each corymb.
Native to Northern China, Manchuria, and Korea.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmate, Green, Red, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow to Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer triflorum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 17, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-triflorum >