- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Other features: red winged fruit in late summer
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The beautiful, deciduous foliage of this small, round-headed tree is attractively lobed and turns from its usual mid green in autumn to take on shades on yellow, orange and red before it falls. In late spring tiny purple-red flowers are borne in small pendulous clusters and are followed in late summer by charming winged fruits, which float down from the branches when they are ripe.
- Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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