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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, 20 feet wide

Care: Not adapted to far west Texas. Wrap trunk first three years to prevent sunscald.

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