Discovered by Ed “Skeeter” Rod in Pennsylvania this is a witches broom with the usual twiggy growth but a very vigorous upright habit. The small attractive leaves emerge bright red in spring before turning dark red in summer. This plant holds it’s colour very well even in hot climates. It also seems to hold colour well in fairly heavy shade. Autumn shades are a bright scarlet and rather late compared to other maples. Reaches 8 00 foot, being a narrow form is an excellent choice for small gardens.
- Position:Full sun to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
- Soil:Moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil.
- Eventual Size:Height and spread in 20 years up to around 2m by 1. 2m.
- Habit:Grow as small multi stemmed tree or large shrub.
- Common Names:Japanese maple 'Skeeter's Broom'.