Mid to large sized multi-branched deciduous shrub. Beautiful and delicate looking. Leaves: palmate, small, 7-9 pointed lobes, attractive red to yellow autumn colors. Small white flowers at end of shoots. Winged seed.
Where Found Moist to dry soils. Understory and edge of conifer or mixed forests. Less common in open, direct sun sites.
Notes Beautiful tree, "quintessential" Pacific NW tree. Works well as understory or transition zone plant.
Transition Zone = refers to a physical area in which landscaping charges from one type to another, for example, from landscaping characterized by smaller plants or grass to one with larger trees or from naturescaping-conventional to naturescaping-restoration (see How to Naturescape Section), etc.