|Acer davidii is a deciduous tree, at times with several trunks, usually higher than wide. At maturity, bark and branches are striped green and white. Dark green, ovate to oblong leaves to 6 inches long, that will turn orange to yellow in autumn. Racemes of light yellow flowers bloom along with pink-brown fruit. The cultivar, 'Karmen' is a small, multi-stemmed tree to 30 feet tall. Young leaves may be slightly lobed on vigorous shoots. Brown-maroon leaves turn to dark green at maturity.