Medium-sized tree generally less than 10 m in cultivation, occasionally a large shrub. Leaves to 10 cm long, 3-6 cm wide with 3 forward-pointing lobes, cuneate except at the rounded base, 3-veined with lobes pointed,margin entire or slightly crenate, dark green above, waxy blue-green below; scarlet to orange-yellow in autumn. Stalk 3-7 cm long. Fruit wings upright, often touching; Jan-Feb.
Japan, E China (montane forests).
Leaves with 3 forward-pointing lobes in upper half; fruit with wings closed, overlapping.
ACT: Yarralumla (Government House). VIC: Ballarat (Bot. Gds); Maryborough (Phillips Gds).
Source: (2002). Aceraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Slow growing shrub with leaves developing from almost white to cream and pink before turning pale green. Raised from seed by Ron Gordon, Taihape, n Island, New Zealand. Int. by Peter Cave, Cave's Tree Nsy, Pukeroro, Hamilton, n Island, New Zealand.
Dwarf plants, the leaves with a long narrow central lobe.