This is truly a special tree that is virtually unknown . It is super hardy to zone5 at least. It also has fabulous color throughout the season with green starting in a very light shade and getting slightly darker as the season progresses . All the while having yellow and red highlights … stunning!! . Sode no uchi ends the season culmuinating in a spectacular display of red and yellow in mid fall. While it makes it’s way through the season it shows little effect from sun, at least around here, ranking it as one of the most sun- worthy cultivars available . This is a very open tree with great structure and form that grows to about 8 feet but in no hurry to do so. If you ,live in a colder area and want a asain maple that actually looks like a Shiwasawanum Japanese maple. Then you finally have one you can grow without that overwhelming fear you will loose it during the first very cold snap. You casn find this tree available in my “other species from Japan” section.