This cultivar is known for its stunning spring color which is brighter than 'Katsura' and last about a month. Bright orange-gold leaves emerge in spring having a rusty-pink margin. The leaf stalks and shoots are bright red. As the leaves age, they will become yellow before turning light green. Not very outstanding in the summer months. 'Akane' will tend to burn in the hot sun so, pick a planting location that is out of the afternoon sun. Preferably 2-3 hrs of morning sun is best. If too much sun, the leaf edges will burn and could spot. Not a vivid spectacular fall show like most maples but will have shades of orange and yellow with a red blush. This is a nice medium-sized tree that would not become any larger than 10 ft high and 5 ft wide. If you are looking for spectacular spring color, this is a good one but other than that......... Zone 5

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 January, 2013.

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