- Reaction score
- USDA Zone
When I look at the USDA Cold Hardiness ratings for the trident vs. Japanese maple, I saw that the trident maple can tolerate as low as zone 4, whereas Japanese maples can only go to zone 5. But when I read online, I saw that trident maples are a bit more susceptible to cold damage/death in winters? Why is this the case? Is there something interesting going on, or is cold hardiness not the only factor to keep in mind with these trees?