|Acer pectinatum subspecies forrestii, synonymous with Acer forrestii, is a deciduous, spreading tree with red, arching branches changing to green and white striped at maturity, with egg-shaped leaves to 5 inches long. Brownish green flowers appear in pendent racemes. The cultivar 'Sparkling' is a fastigiate tree that reaches 25 feet and only 8 feet wide. The central lobes on the leaves are much longer that the 2 outer ones. Green leaves on bright red petioles (leaf stalks) are a unique feature.