This is a very outstanding cultivar. This tree is representative of a group of trees with primaily 5 lobed palmate leaves emerging with a pink to salmon/red color in the spring. The leaves mature later in the spring with a reddish hue before turning mostly green in the summer. The petioles and young bark have a silight red or coral tone, but not enough to give it credibility as a colored-bark cultivar. In spring the young chutes, petioles, and leaves are all a bright pink-red color making an outstanding impression. It can show some very light veriegation in summer, but I have not seen much of it. Overall, it is a very slow grower in containers and not much faster in the ground. The tree pictured is about 5 years old. It remains very twiggy, and only slowly do the branches gain any sort of measureable calliper. These photos were taken this April 2005, the brighter leaves are backlit by sun low in the west. The coloration seen is in moderate shade and is just after the brightest spring color display.