Acer palmatum 'Arakawa'
Size: 5-6 feet
USDA Zone: 5-9
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Leaf Description: (palmatum) 5 to 7-lobed
Growing Conditions: moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Comments: Rough corky bark with creases, irregularities and longitudinal cracks make this a collector's item and a conversation piece. Perfect for bonsai, as the trunk texture gives an aged appearance. Rough bark appears after 5 years of age. The English translation means "rough bark".