A slow growing small to medium deciduous tree native to China. Leaves are generally described as having three lobes and a rich, dark green coloration. That said, several have noted tremendous variation in leaf morphology. Bark is a blend of gray, orange and brown and exfoliates in plates and scales with age. In autumn the foliage takes on magnificent yellow, scarlet and orange tones that can rival some of the best colors around. An excellent small specimen tree for use near a patio, lawn or as a street tree. Also a fine choice for bonsai.