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Plant Pick of the Week – Shantung Maple

Posted on November, 08

You can’t help but stop and stare at this beautiful Shantung Maple in all its fall glory, which makes it our Plant Pick of the Week. This resilient tree is the only Maple to make the Texas Superstar list, and it’s no wonder why. Once established, it tolerates heat and drought and grows in our alkaline soil like a champ. The Shantung will only grow to about 25’ tall and 20’ wide and boasts a moderate-to-fast growth rate. It is a perfect shade tree for smaller landscapes and makes a great accent tree in larger ones. The dense canopy and delicate leaves are reminiscent of Japanese maples, but these guys can take full sun and withstand our Texas summers. The fall colors of the Shantung Maple are unparalleled, exploding with shades of gold, red, and orange, and will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood! Let our knowledgeable Tree & Shrub staff show you these beauties in person, or check our online inventory  for quantities, sizes and prices.