The Shantung Maple, 'Acer trucatum', is an outstanding small tree that has many qualities and an adaptability that makes it worth growing!
It has glossy, dark green star shaped foliage that remains in good condition throughout the season. It develops good fall color ranging from clear yellow to reddish purple.
The growth habit of this maple is round-headed, quite dense and uniform. When young, the bark can have a purplish tone, eventually turns gray-brown.
This tree is also called "Purple Blow" because of the reddish-purple color of its leaves during the spring. The color of the Shantung Maple’s foliage during the summer months is determined by the pH level of the soil, and the amount of sun the tree will receive!
It does well in full sun, and in general, seems to be quite adaptable. Originally from China, it has a very large native range. It tolerates heat and alkaline soils.
The Shantung Maple is an excellent tree for small lawns and street tree use, and it certainly is worth planting in your landscape!
* Striking foliage
* Dense and uniformed shape
* Fall color
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Acer truncatum|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Loam, Sandy, Clay|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|