Acer buergerianum
Acer buergerianum

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Lower Risk
Spread long distances by wind

Acer buergerianum (Trident Maple)

This deciduous tree is native to China and has been in the ornamental plant trade in Australia since 1947. The leaves have a distinctive triangular shape with three lobes and turn yellow to orange in autumn.  The species is reported to have become naturalised in Japan. However, there is no record to suggest that it has become invasive in any part of the world. In addition, no evidence of negative environmental impacts have been recorded against the species. Acer buergerianum reproduces by seeds that are dispersed by wind. There is a moderate level of climate similarity between its native and introduced range, and parts of NSW.