palmately lobed, green, 6 - 10 cm, orange-red autumn colour
pendent stalked panicles, purple red, April/May
winged nutlet (samara), 1 - 1.5 cm
solitary, small garden, park
well permeating humic sandy soil
China, Japan and Korea
A slow growing large shrub to a small tree with multiple stems that can reach a height up to circa 10 m., rarely up to 15 m. The crown is sometimes as wide as it is high. The leaf, slightly grooved, is palmately lobed and has five to seven lobes (sometimes nine). These are long and pointed. The leaf turns brown-red to orange-red in autumn. A. palmatum is a species that comes in many shapes and that thrives best in well permeating humic soil. A partially shaded location is best, but a sunny location will be tolerated. The plant can be applied in gardens, parks and as a solitary. More than 1,000 cultivars of A. palmatum are known, of which many are not cultivated anymore. Most are shrubs. They show an enormous variety in growth habit, shapes and colours of the leaves.