Emerald Lustre Maple trees are a popular species to use if you are looking for dramatic fall color. The foliage of this tree is green throughout the summer and turns brilliant yellow in the fall. This tree works well as a contrast to other fall maple trees such as Autumn Blaze® Maple and Red Sunset® Maple. This moderate growing tree is quite dense and makes a great shade tree. This tree is also deer tolerant.

Emerald Lustre Maple Leaves

Emerald Lustre Maple Bark

Emerald Lustre Maple


Emerald Lustre Maple

Acer Platanoides ‘Emerald Lustre’

Plant Type- Deciduous Tree

Flower Color- Yellow

Foliage Color- Green in the summer and yellow in the fall.

Growth Habit- Upright, Round Canopy

Growth Rate- Medium

Zone- 3-7

Height- 50′-60′ feet tall

Spread- 50′-60′ feet wide

Light- Full sun

Details- This tree provides unique color fall color with its bright yellow foliage.  This maple makes an excellent shade tree because of its great branching habits and hardiness.  This tree also looks great because the canopy naturally grows in a globe form.

Pruning- Pruning should be done in the summer after the tree is done leafing.  Waiting till after there is foliage on the tree will sap seepage.

Other maple tree options.

  • Autumn Blaze® Maple
  • Black Japanese Maple
  • Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  • Burgundy Belle® Maple
  • Cascade Dawn Flowering Maple
  • Coral Bark Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
  • Crimson Sentry Norway Maple
  • Emerald Elf Amur Maple
  • Fernleaf Full-Moon Maple
  • Flamingo Boxelder Maple
  • Kelly’s Gold Boxelder Maple
  • Monroe Vine Maple
  • October Glory® Red Maple
  • Pacific Fire Vine Maple
  • Paperbark Maple
  • Pink Flowering Maple
  • Red Flowering Maple
  • Red Sunset® Red Maple
  • Royal Red Maple
  • Sienna Glen Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Sugar Green Mountain Maple
  • Summer Red® Red Maple
  • White Flowering Maple
  • Yellow Flowering Maple