* Maple-like leaves deeply lobed,
with 5-9 lance-like, ovate lobes,
2-6" wide. Color varies by cultivar, from green to red to purple.
* Flowers purple, 1/4-1".
* Height: Up to 30'.
* Planted as an ornamental tree throughout the United States.
* Native to Korea, China, and Japan.
* The Japanese maple was introduced to the United States in 1820. It
is still found only in cultivation.