Acer truncatum (Shantung Maple)
This is a Theodore Klein Award Winner and favorite of Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. An adaptable tree with bright leaf color in spring and fall, it grows just 20 to 25 feet tall, with a similar spread, making it suitable for smaller spaces and front yards hemmed by power lines. This Asian maple’s foliage emerges with a reddish cast before shifting to deep green for summer and then fiery shades for the fall. It tolerates heat and drought and grows in full sun to part shade. These trees have been grown in 3 liter Root Maker containers that promote a vigorous root system and prevent circling roots while they are in the container.