Shantung Maple

Acer truncatum

Reminiscent of Japanese maple but with much greater toughness. This beautiful maple has spreading canopy with attractive foliage that turns spectacular red, red–orange in late fall. Tolerates heat and alkaline soils. Makes wonderful shade tree for smaller yards.

Hardiness: Zone 6

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Size: Height — 25 feet tall; width — 20 feet wide

Care: Not adapted to far west Texas; wrap trunk first three years to prevent sunscald

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