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Shantung maple

Acer truncatum

Has a dense, uniform canopy that requires shaping when young. The leaf has a delicate look, but is tolerant of heat.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Medium
Height:
25-30 ft
Width:
20-30 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate to Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
round
Fall color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No serious problems in vigorous trees
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 5 1/2' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 10 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
  • between trees: 15 feet

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