Originated from China and Japan and it has no living relatives. Used for medicine and food as well as it's beautiful fall leaf color for decoration.
Needs lots of room as some tree will grow up to 40 meters tall. It will not grow in shade or partial shade and requires lots of water but the soil needs to be well drained.
Water if dry and place in full sun if possible.
Extract, used in treatment od dementia and alzheimers. Edible, however in small doses only, due to it's long list of side effects in bigger doses.