Height: 40-60'; Spread: 20-40'
Deciduous; Dense oval, upright crown.
Deep green palmate leaves with 3 lobes, 2-4"; Fall color orange-red. Leaves persist longer than other maples.
Small, red flowers in clusters; early spring.
1-2" long, yellow to brown, paired samaras.
Smooth; light gray when young, darkening with age.
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/High. Early pruning necessary to achieve desired shape. Pruning less necessary after tree matures.
Tolerates some shade, low water, and any soil, but does not tolerate wind.
- Special Considerations:
Chlorosis develops in high pH soil. Recommended for areas larger than sidewalk.
- Notable Traits:
Hybrid cultivar; very popular in US, Australia, and New Zealand. More tolerant of short drought than other maples, but should be regularly watered. Fall color lasts longer than that of other maples.