Here are some pictures of Acer palmatum 'Oridono nishiki'. This variegated upright produces an eyecatching show in spring. Most of the variegation occurs then, on new growth. As the season progresses this variegation fades to dark green foliage with some creamy variegation remaining present throughout the canopy. Young stems often show a creamy pink streak,running lengh wise on the bark. To me this resembles pulled taffy. This is a vigorous growing cultivar that will form a 16' to 20' tall tree. It requires some shade here in the Southeastern U.S. but seems tolerant of our heat and humidity. These pictures were made in the Spring of 2003.