Very well suited to our area, this tree is a native from Alaska through the Rocky Mountains. This tree is a slow-grower, thus the wood is very strong. Can be either a multi-stem shrub or single-stem tree. The leaves are smaller and the fall color is more intense than other maples. This deciduous tree should be planted in full sun and deep watered every 10 -14 days. Not temperature sensitive or prone to disease. Does not need protection.