Leaves emerge soft yellow in spring, changing to lime green, before deepening in summer. Autumn foliage is golden yellow. The lime green bark makes this plant a great contrasting plant, especially when planted next to Sango Kaku with its red bark or Bihoo with its yellow bark.
Ukon has an upright growing habit. Tolerates sun or partial shade.
Reaches 1.5m in 10 years.