Acer buergerianum, size Medium, on our nursery
Acer buergerianum, size Medium, on our nursery
New foliage of Acer buergerianum in the spring
Red autumn foliage of Acer buergerianum
Semi mature specimen showing autumn colours, used as a street tree
Medium Trident Maple from this batch
Medium Trident Maple from this batch
Instant Trident Maple from this batch

Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Acer beurgerianum, also known as the Trident Maple, is a beautiful and unusual specimen tree which is native to Eastern China and Taiwan.

Yellow green flowers appear in March, prior to the arrival of foliage and as the common name suggests, the leaves of this tree are tri-lobed, with the central lobe being more pronounced to form the trident.  Upon emergence, the leaves are bronze in colour, hardening to a deeper green in the summer and finally producing a display of variable, yet rarely disappointing, autumn colour; from red to yellow and orange.

Acer beurgerianum matures to produce an interesting brown-orange bark which flakes to leave a patchwork of colour beneath, providing interest in the winter months.

This tree prefers a well-drained soil and sheltered aspect and whilst hardy to -25°C it may suffer a little die back in UK winter conditions, which can be easily pruned out in the spring.

The Trident Maple was introduced in 1890 and produces a tree of oval shape at maturity.  It is a useful addition to any arboretum or gardens where rare and interesting species are the order of the day!

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.