Height: up to 20'; Spread: up to 20'
Deciduous; broad, rounded canopy often with multiple trunks.
Light green, palmate leaves with 5-7 lobes, 1-2", new growth reddish. Fall color may be red, orange, yellow, or a combination depending on sunlight and temperature.
Insignificant, clusters of tiny red-green flowers.
1" samaras grow in pairs and turn reddish in the fall.
Greenish bark turns gray-brown with age, shallowly fissured.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Prune to shape.
Prefers shade or semi-shaded area. Loam or sandy soil.
- Special Considerations:
Understory tree; needs protection from wind and sunburn; susceptible to verticillium wilt.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Japan, China, and Korea. Beautiful fall color, winter silhouette, and spring leaf budding.