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Shantung Maple

Acer truncatum

Trail Number:
C34

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Description

Family:
Sapindaceae

Foliage:
Opposite, simple, 3 to 5" wide, not as high, 5-lobed, each lobe triangular in shape, two basal lobes drawn out, contains milky sap

Native Locale:
Northern China. Also Russia, Japan, Korea, Manchuria

Mature Height:
20 to 30 feet

Mature Width:
Less than or equal to height

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8

Soil Preference:
Extremely drought tolerant

Growth Habit:
Small, round- headed tree of neat outline with a regular branching pattern; often densely branched and foliaged

Rate of Growth:
Slow

Disease and Insect:
None serious; tar spot possible

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Greenish yellow, 1/3 to 1/2"
  • Fruit: Samara, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" long

Photos

Summer '08 - Shantung MapleSummer '08 Leaf - Shantung Maple