|Acer campestre is a slow-growing deciduous tree with dark, oval leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. The 5 lobed leaves are composed of 3 to 5 entire lobes. Blooms in corymbs of 5 green flowers followed by winged fruit. The cultivar, 'Carnival' is a shrub to 7 feet, with 5 lobed leaves in variegated white and cream. This cultivar is similar to 'Albo-variegatum'. 'Carnival' won an Award of Merit from the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society in 1989.