Dominant, distinctive yellow leaves, tending to be light green when grown in shade. New growth appears with rusty pink tinges to the margins of the lobes. As the season progresses the leaves turn a purer green. This cultivar does not have the same golden cast as Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'.
The autumn produces a display of bright yellow. The leaves are small to medium and have 5-7 lobes which are moderately deeply divided. The lobes extend outwards. Shoots are bright red. This plant has a bushy, upright habit and can reach up to 8m in height.
This cultivar has also been known as 'Sunrise'.
A relatively slow grower, making it suitable for pot growing. Prefers full sun or partial shade.