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