J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. introduction. From their website: Predictably narrow form and upright branch structure make this tough and adaptable cultivar a perfect choice for space challenged landscapes. Its rocket-like shape is tailored for plantings where seedling-sourced Acer griseum of variable genetics may not mature to be a good fit. An all-season beauty that delivers winter interest with satin smooth bark that exfoliates in coppery curls. Purchased and planted in March 2021. Pictures taken in December 2021.