Height: 15-25'; Spread: 20'
Deciduous; arching to round-topped crown; newer branches may droop horizontally.
Light-green palmate leaves with 5 lobes, 2-4.5". New growth reddish. Fall color: shaded leaves turn yellow to orange, exposed turn red.
Tiny purple/red flowers grow in drooping clusters around April. Typically hidden by leaves.
Reddish samaras, 1" long, grow in pairs, and persist on trees into summer
Gray-brown, usually smooth with occasional darker fissures.
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:
Low. Cannot dry out. Prune to shape.
Loam or sandy soil. Prefers shade
- Special Considerations:
Prefers protected, shady, moist locations.
- Notable Traits:
Native to northern California to British Columbia. Understory tree. Native alternative to Japanese maple.