This is a fast growing selection, probably from 'Sango kaku' seedlings that has wonderful variations in it's bark color. While bark colors can range from almost yellow to bright red depending on the time of year and the age of bark you are looking at, the orange colors produced in the dead of winter are the most unique. Bark color is always best in full sun and sometimes can show up yellow on the north or shady side which gives the plant a totally different look depending on the angle from which it is viewed. In spring 'Japanese Sunrise emerges with small lime green leaves that darken as summer takes hold, then in fall change to a quite remarkable shade of yellow. Another great introduction found by Billy Schwartz owner of Green Mansions Nursery in Pennsylvania.
10 year size Height: 16-18 Feet Width: 10-12 Feet