Acer mandshuricum

Manchurian Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune as needed in the winter during dormancy or midsummer after sap stops running.

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This tree is a nice, small accent tree with trifoliate leaves, red petioles and an interesting overall appearance.

  • Early to show flame red color in the fall
  • Open, vase-like habit
  • Leaves are clustered in 3's, unique for a maple

Ideal for any landscape, large or small. Needs some protection from south and west exposure. Best suited for eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 30-40 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 4-7
Color: Green, Yellow

Interesting Notes about Manchurian Maple:

This is a stunning and unique maple not commonly available in the horticulture industry mainly due to the difficulties in propagation. The seed has a very thick coating that takes a long time, years in fact, to germinate. The open form of the tree and the fact that it is not excessively large allows for its use as a shade tree in smaller landscapes. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Specimen
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Great Foliage
  • Disease Resistant
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Red


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained