|Acer curcinatum is a spreading deciduous maple with light green leaves that turn orange and red in the autumn. The 5-inch leaves are composed of 5 to 7 entire lobes. Umbels of purple and white small flowers. The cultivar, 'Little Gem' is derived from a witches' broom. Leaves closely set together and much smaller than species. This is a beautiful dwarf shrub, suitable for the rock garden.