Arakawa is also known as the rough bark maple because it has a unique corky bark. The rough bark shows up after several years of growth and become quite prominant as the maple ages. A vigorous grower and hardy. Fantastic fall color with leaves turning bright orange and red. Growth to 18 feet. Sun or part shade. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.
These are grafted low for use as bonsai or containers if you like.