Characteristics: Small, deciduous tree with striking red fall color. Has distinctive glossy brown peeling bark.
Growing Conditions: Performs well in well-drained, moist soil and full sun. Can be slow growing but will grow more rapidly in soils amended with organic matter and given supplemental summer water.
Uses: Great brick-red fall color much later than other Maples.
Shape: Oval to Round
Flowers: Tiny, yellowish-green flowers in hanging clusters that appear in early spring.
Leaves: Leaves grow in leaflets of three. Leaves are bluish-green on top, light green and slightly wooly underneath; they turn vivid red in late fall.
Bark: Uniquely exfoliating bark. Color ranges from orange-brown to cinnamon-brown. Very distinctive.
Planting Strip Width: 3.5'
Native of China.