A true dwarf with naturally overlapping foliage. A spectrum of colour with yellow-green new growth, dark green summer colour, and finally yellow and scarlet in the fall.
Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.