|Acer cappadocicum is a spreading deciduous tree with bright green, oval leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. The leaves are composed of 5 to 7 entire lobes. Blooms in erect umbels of pale yellow flowers followed by winged fruit. The cultivar, 'Aureum' leaves are the same shape as the species but differ in color. Yellow leaves are overlaid with purple when young, later turn to yellow. Leaves become light green in the late summer and yellow in fall.