Area of origin: China. Introduced in 1879.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 15m (49.2'), width up to 10m (32.8').
Soil Type: Prefers light soils.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Very beautiful autumnal colours when foliage turns from yellow to orange and then to scarlet. The bark also has an unusual look, like that of “snakeskin”. A vigorous little tree it can fit equally well into a small garden, hedging or planted alone. Much appreciated by bonsai enthusiasts.
• See the Maples catalogue