A small, rounded tree or occasionally multi-stemmed shrub with waxy branchlets often sticky at the tip. Leaves 6-12 cm wide, with 7-9 shallow-pointed lobes, edged with a double row of teeth, cordate at the base. Upper surface pale green, undersurface covered at first with fine hair; reddish orange in autumn. Flowers relatively large, with purple sepals and white petals, pendulous. Fruits to 4 cm long and 1 cm wide, wings spread at 180°, red at first.
Young branchlets slightly sticky; leaves double-toothed; fruit wings widely spread.
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.
Small, dense plant to 1 m tall with crowded small leaves. Origin Canada, derived from a witches' broom.
Dense, stiff-branched shrub, leaves deeply cut, becoming yellow. Discovered w. Monroe, Portland, Oregon, usa, along Mackenzie River, early 1960s, int. c. 1970.