According to the classical definition, the Japanese Maple is an Asian deciduous shrub or small tree widely cultivated for its decorative aspect. It has palmate leaves with 5/7 lobes that, according to the variety, could be pink, red and yellow. The Japanese Maple is one of the few trees with leaves changing color with the seasonal variations.
When the buds swell and the leaves come up, the springtime is ready to arrive and the lightness of the foliage brings a fresh sensation during the summer months. The Japanese Maple shows wonderful colors in fall, from red to orange and yellow; in winter the tree becomes naked, showing a silhouette with old wounds marking the passing of years.