A dwarf variety, widely used for bonsai. Bears tiny, rich green, five-lobed leaves, each one ovate, elongate and pointed. New leaves emerge light yellow-green with rust coloured margins. Autumn tones are mostly yellow. Leaf colour will be best in partial shade.
A shrubby grower. Good in containers. Fabulous in a rock garden. Upright habit. Takes well to shaping and grooming. Reaches only 2m in height. Sturdy and hardy. Can tolerate some drought. Prefers full sun or partial shade.
Prefers rich soil. Protect from cold winds.
Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in partial shade but the full sun can be tolerated.
Like all Maples, this one is very easy to maintain. It doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser or organic matter around the base of the plant.