Acer caudatum subsp. caudatum is a subspecies of the Acer caudatum tree, also known as the Korean maple or the Trident maple. It is a deciduous tree that is native to East Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan.
The tree typically grows to a height of 20-30 feet and has a spread of about 20-25 feet. It has a rounded crown and a short trunk, with bark that is gray-brown in color and fissured.
The leaves of Acer caudatum subsp. caudatum are palmately lobed and have three pointed lobes, giving it the name Trident maple. The leaves are about 3-6 inches long and turn a brilliant red in the fall.
The tree produces small yellow-green flowers in the spring, which are followed by winged seeds that are about 1 inch long.
Acer caudatum subsp. caudatum is a popular ornamental tree due to its attractive foliage and fall colors. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade, but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates.