Also known as
Hawthorn-leaved maple, Urikaede, Uri maple
Hawthorn Maple Overview
This is an upright deciduous spreading tree. It produces pale yellow flowers in terminal spikes and can reach a height of 9m. The Japanese name for the tree 'urikaede' means 'melon' because the pattern on the mature bark, which is green, and green-brown, is said to resemble a melon skin. The younger branches are streaked green and white. The foliage emerges green-burgundy and matures to a dark blue-green, tinged with red. In the autumn the foliage turns orange and the fruit is flushed with pink-red.
How to propagate Hawthorn Maple
Species are propagated by seed.
By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.
By budding in summer.
Other uses of Hawthorn Maple
Specimens and banks.