Stunning features throughout the year. Bare winter branches glow orange-red. Pink, new stems with variegated green leaves in spring. Orange-red leaves in autumn. Keep moist and avoid strong winds. Striped bark is a feature. Acer caudatifolium ‘Summer Surprise’ (Kawakami Maple, Snakebark Maple) grows to 5m (H) x 3m (W) in 10 years.