Acer buergerianum Trident Maple
For the last few weeks many of the big exotic trees in my neighbourhood have been putting on a spectacular display of coloured leaves, of red overlaid with orange and yellow or russet tones of ruby red and gold. If you don't have the space to plant one of these colourful trees you can still get to enjoy them by planting a bonsai or penjing version. Many of the maples such as this Acer do well in both small pots and large containers and are fairly hardy as long as they receive adequate water over summer. If the pots dry out the leaves may fall prematurely and you will miss out on the autumn colour.
Acer buergerianum is native to eastern China and is known as the three-toothed maple or Sanjiao Feng.