Central and northern China, Manchuria and Japan
Multistemmed large shrub or small tree to 25 feet. Multistemmed specimens often broader than tall.
Moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade is optimal, but will tolerate a wide variety of soils; pH adaptable.
Small tree that withstands pruning well. Can be container-grown. Fragrant creamy flowers in spring.
Opposite, simple, 1.5 to 3 inches long; 3 lobes, the terminal lobe much larger than the laterals. Margins doubly serrate. Yellow to red fall color, can be handsome but variable. Color best in full sun. :Glossy green
Buds imbricately scaled, .125 inch long reddish brown buds.
Samaras .75 to 1 inch long held in small panicles that persist well into the winter. Red to brown in color. Wings nearly parallel.
'Compactum' - Compact form grows to 5 to 6 feet or more.
'Red Fruit' - Collective term for plants exhibiting red fruit color in the fall.