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