Japanese Maple is a species of tree naturally growing in Japan, Korea and China. Many varieties have been bred and extended to many countries around the world.
They are deciduous shrubs or small trees. It grows to 6–10 m, rarely 16 m. It often grows as undergrowth in deciduous forests. It can grow as a multi-strain.
The 'Skeeter's Broom' cultivar is a small maple tree, often growing as a multi-stem tree with a height of usually up to 2 meters. The leaves are 5 lobed, deeply cut with a fine serrated edge, beautifully colored throughout the growing season. In spring it has a bright pink-red color when it sprouts, later it turns into a darker red to burgundy.
Demands: Protected shaded habitats with sufficiently moist, permeable, humous soil. These varieties do not like the direct all-day sun. Especially in the first years after planting, winter protection against strong frost and in summer against strong sun is recommended. Well attached to withstand frosts up to -20 °.