Because of its challenging structure, many are grown as multi-stem trees, and well it should be. This form just brings the red bouquet of hot wings closer to eye level. The ultimate height and width is approximately 25 feet, so not only an excellent garden addition but also a great candidate for an under power-line street tree. Crown form is somewhat rounded and the bark is a light brown.
I mention fall color as so so, but others report interesting fall red color, likely in the colder climates. This is a zone 3 tree so take note Alaska and east-siders for another great tree to add to your list to consider. The Hot Wings maple is also touted as being drought tolerant and soils tolerance from acidic to alkaline which can be a real advantage to our wide mix recipe of urban soils.Growth rate can be fast once established so you have to jump on the structural pruning early in its establishment. Transplanting does not appear to be difficult given the 100% establishment rate of all that I have seen planted. Let me know if you have any experience with these trees.