We seek out unique and distinctive Japanese maples with an eye toward selections that stand out in the crowd. 'Hiryu' is one such plant though difficult to describe with words. The upright plants show off very cool claw-like lobed leaves that blend a solid green interior with pale green margins during the growing season. In autumn, burnt orange tones dominate the vase-shaped branching. Excellent and one to add to the must-see list upon your visit.