- Deciduous tree, to 30-35 ft (7-11 m) high, upright habit, often multi-stemmed. Bark green (sometimes red?) striped white when young, becoming grayer as it matures. Leaves opposite, simple, to 6-12 cm long, 3-lobed (occasionally 5), side lobes pointing outward, rounded at base, margin irregularly double serrated, dark green above, lighter green below with brown or reddish pubescence on veins, petiole stiff, to 6 cm; fall color yellow to scarlet. Flowers greenish yellow, in 8 cm erect clusters (racemes), appear after the leaves. Fruit wings, each 2 cm, spread at 90o to 120o angle.
- Partial shade to full sun.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Japan, stands found in drier locations from the middle to upper forest slopes (Vertrees, 1987).
- rufinerve: red- veined or "nerved".
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
- Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum