This is a light-colored spring addition to the garden which provides a fresh pure yellow color. At least in my garden, it's leaves are identical to Ueno Homare's except that Ueno Yama's are larger at 6 cm. This photo was taken April 15, 2007. Ueno Yama and Ueno Homare are presented best with a background of conifers (redwoods, mugos, etc.) and rhodies. They will certainly brighten up the landscape and I'm surprised I don't see them more often in maple gardens.