Shrub or small tree 5-7 m tall. Leaves shallowly 7-11-lobed, the lobes doubly sawtoothed with long tips, hairy on the veins below; orange to red in autumn. Stalks 3-5 cm long. Flowers purple, pendulous. Fruit about 3 cm long, with wing angle variable, erect to spreading.
N Japan (montane forests).
Leaves with 7-11 shallow, toothed lobes.
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.
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
, Cut Leaf Maple (Fern Leaf Maple). Large tree. Leaves 10-15 cm broad, pale green, with 7-11 lobes cut almost to the base, the margins with minute saw-like teeth; brilliant scarlet in autumn but often tinted brownish red, carmine or yellow. [f. aconitifolium 'Filicifolium']
See a. shirasawanum 'Aureum'.
Growth slow and irregular. Australian cultivar raised at Yamina Rare Plants Nsy, Vic, using pollen of a. palmatum Dissectum Group in a cross with a. japonicum 'Aconitifolium'. B.
Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'
Shrub with a weeping umbrella-shaped habit and often grown as a standard. Leaves slightly smaller than those of 'Aconitifolium'. Autumn colours a mixture of scarlet, yellow and orange. Raised by Art Wright, usa, c. 1955.
Tree or shrub with the leaves cut about halfway to base; scarlet to orange or even yellow in autumn. Possibly raised in the uk, c. 1870.