A showy accent tree with palmate foliage. Emerging red, then turning forest green in the summer, the leaves become brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange in the autumn. In the spring, clusters of creamy white flowers with purple bracts appear prior to leaf emergence. Prefers cool conditions and won't mind partial shade. Similar in appearance to Japanese Maples (A. palmatum), these trees are an excellent substitute for those in Northern climates where the latter are not hardy.