Small, deciduous tree with striking red fall color. Has distinctive glossy brown peeling bark.
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.
Great brick-red fall color much later than other Maples.
30' at maturity
20' at maturity
Oval to Round
Tiny, yellowish-green flowers in hanging clusters that appear in early spring.
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.
Uniquely exfoliating bark. Color ranges from orange-brown to cinnamon-brown. Very distinctive.
Native of China.