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.
Kutivar "Sumi nagashi" is one of the Japanese maples with a larger leaf. The leaves are 9-12 cm in diameter. The young leaves in the spring are bright burgundy red, and later turn to burgundy to brownish purple. The autumn color of the leaves is bright crimson, very impressive.
It grows lush, with an annual increase of 25 to 50 cm, older trees grow more slowly and form picturesque slightly overhanging and decomposed crowns and grow to a height of over 6 m.
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 °.