Leaves emerge bright yellow-green in spring and darkens somewhat during the summer. The autumn colours are spectacular, ranging from yellow, into dusty rose and on to crimson. The shoots become rusty red. A similar tree to Aoyagi in most ways apart from the green stems.
An upright grower that can reach 6m in height. Not a fast grower. Unusually dainty shoots.
Prefers sun or partial shade.