|This is a small pyrimidal, deciduous tree. Star-shaped leaves are variegated vivid yellow. They have 5-7 lobes and appear either alternate or palmate and medium green and glossy, turning to striking yellow, orange and red in autumn. Leaves are followed by mace-like fruit clusters. Plant in full sun for best fall colors. Many homeowners will object to the gum balls so consider the cultivar 'Rotundiloba' which is fruitless.