This new cultivar is a chance seedling from Acer amoenum 'Matsuyoi' found in 2008 in a garden in Southwest France and named after the first grandson of the selector. The leaves flush pink and stay pink for a long time (3-4 months) which is quite unusual for an amoenum. As the season progresses the veins start to turn pale green while the remainder of the leaf stays pink. In the summer the leaves become pink-brown while the veins turn a darker green. Fall color orange/yellow like 'Matsuyoi'. The pictures shown were taken today, June 10th. Plant receives morning sun, being protected in the afternoon. Gomero P.S.: In my view it should be called Acer amoenum 'Aksel' but I used the other title to be coherent with the nomenclature used in this forum.