Vigorous fastigiate maple – tightly columnar in full sun, opens up a bit in light shade. Great street tree, does not like alkaline or persistently dry soils. Works well close to buildings. Fall color develops early.

Tight columnar growth habit combined with deep purple leaves makes for a very unique tree. Works well close to buildings, or as a tree hedge. This is the kind of tree that even the disinterested passer by will take notice of. Very unique.

Very tight columnar form through middle age, somewhat looser at maturity. All the wonderful attributes of the species are retained – beautiful glossy textured leaves, wonderful silvery-gray bark, golden brown fall color.