Single or multiple trunked deciduous round-headed tree. Native to northern China.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 20' - 30'
- Mature Spread:
- 20' - 30'
- Glossy green, palmate (5 lobes), 3 - 5" long. Red, orange or yellow in fall.
- Small, yellow - showy for 2 weeks.
- Semara (winged seed), 1" long, dry, green.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Can grow rapidly with care when young. Moderate - fairly fast.
- Cultural Notes:
- Tolerates soil with all textures, slightly alkaline to acidic. Full sun, very drought tolerant when established.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- Close to Mark Hall near the lake at UCD.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 10 feet
- from walks and driveways: 6 feet
- from an air conditioner: 6 feet
- from a fence: 6 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
- from a swimming pool: 12 feet
- from a septic system: 20 feet
- between trees*: 15 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.