Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)
Native: Japan, China and Korea
Location: Grown in small and large gardens.
Will grow much larger in native environment. A huge number of cultivated varieties have been produced.
Leaves are 5-7 lobed, deeply cut, and turn red and purple in autumn.
Flowers are small 0.6-0.8cm opening in early April in erect clusters.
Fruits are also in erect bunches, though may be hanging in some of the many cultivated types.