Summer Gold is a small maple with a rounded habit, not reaching more than 2m in height.
Leaves emerge almost orange in spring with a touch of pink in spring, turning to lime green in summer. Autumn sees orange, then pink then scarlet. Each palmate leaf has up to 7 lobes. It is a relatively quick grower even when young.
Tolerant of sunlight, as it was created to combat the problems of leaf scorching in full sun. Has an upright, rounded, branching habit.
Fully hardy. Will thrive in most locations, from high humidity river banks to dry, hot courtyards.
As with most maples, very little pruning is required. Should it be necessary, only remove dead, diseased or crossing branches.