This maple is native to Japan and is one of the "snake bark" maples. It can reach a height of 40 feet. It should be sited in full sun and is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions (except wet ones) and types. Foliage starts as a medium green, turning yellow and gold with crimson highlights in the fall. The green and white striped bark adds winter interest. Compared to other maples, it is not a long-lived tree. It is hardy to Zone 6.