|This is broadly conical, deciduous tree. Star-shaped leaves are reminiscent of some maples. They have 5-7 lobes and appear either alternate or palmate and medium green and glossy, turning to striking purples, reds and oranges. Leaves are followed by mace-like fruit clusters. Plant in full sun for best fall colors. It is cold hardy and vogerous. Many homeowners will object to the gum balls so consider the cultivar 'Rotundiloba' which is fruitless.