Trident Maple



Trident Maple has a spreading canopy that makes a beautiful shade tree. The unique 3-lobed leaves and an easily thickening trunk, making it a favorite among bonsai enthusiasts.  Trident Maple provides beautiful fall color in shades of yellow, orange and red.

  • Scientific Name: Acer buergerianum
  • USDA Zone: 5 – 8
  • Average Height: 20′ – 35′
  • Average Width: 20′ – 30′
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.

Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. If they are grown in containers, you can add a bit of slow-release fertilizer. Variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your plants until they are established. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, pinch them off. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Trident Maple and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Lorraine S.
I recommend this product
Wonderful Experience

Wonderful customer service. Purchased for making Bonsai Trident Maple!

Maples N More Nursery

Thank you for the review! We're glad you were happy with your purchase.

Steven D.
My Trident Maple

As advertised. I regret not indicating that my purpose was for Bonsai. I would have asked you to look for a thicker trunk. I will be air layering in the spring and will hopefully get 2 more trees eventually while the main trunk thickens up

Maples N More Nursery

Thank you for the review!

rehana r.
Trident Maple

Very happy with the plant that I received. Good size and very healthy. Would buy again.

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